25 Aug

Mind Campaigner Rafael’s Story

Content warning: Rafael’s story has some descriptions of sectioning and restraint. Hi I’m a British Muslim of Asian background living with a mental health condition. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2018. I live in Surrey and work in Central London, and I’m a Mind campaigner. My experience of being sectioned was a horrible…

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21 Feb

“The Mental Health Act Failed Me” – Freya (Mind Campaigner)

Content warning: Freya’s story has some descriptions of sectioning, forced medication and restraint My name is Freya and I’m 20 years old. Mind’s call for the UK government to address the failing in inpatient mental health care is very important to me. From 2018 to 2021, I spent most of my time in psychiatric hospitals detained…

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27 Oct

Black History Month – Mind Campaigns

Racism has impacted on Black people’s mental health throughout history, and it continues to shape the lives and mental health of Black people today. This Black History Month and beyond, we need to do everything we can to ensure it doesn’t continue to affect our present. We know that in England, Black men are four times…

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