Racism as a public mental health concern

Brief Description:

The seminar looks at the structural and social determinants of race and racism as public mental health concern disguised by the White Paper Review of the Mental Health Act (2021) for clinical and competency changes.

It analyses the inter-related factors of class, gender, education as important contributing factors to the over-representation of racialised (ethnically diverse) communities, suffering from Covid-19 and long-term medical diseases. It looks at the need to avoid a simple reductionist approach posed by the Commission on Race and Ethnic disparities (2021), that positions black Caribbean men as the central race and public mental health concern.

The seminar thus explores the escalator of other discriminatory experiences within the structures of British society; family, school, work and political systems, and the impact on the priority characteristics, such as religion and gender as depoliticised in the area of Racism as a public mental health concern.  

Links to presentations

Quick Links

Search the Values-based Practice Website

Contact Us

If you have any ideas, suggestions or queries or would like further information please contact us

WikiVBP Reference Library

The wikiVBP Reference Library aims to provide a focused resource of literature and other materials supporting training, research and policy developments in values-based practice.

Please Click Here to go to the library

Key Areas of Collaboration

Core activities of the Centre are based around three inter-linked areas, Education, Regulation and Integration, together with crosscutting themes of Theory and Practice

Read More about Key Areas of Collaboration

Values-based Surgical Care

Values-based practice in surgery is an innovative approach to decision making in surgery, linking science with people.


To read more please Click Here

Training Materials and Resources

The CUP Book Series

Cambridge University Press has a VBP book series.

Click here to find out more