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Tackling the mental health of ethnic minority men

A new report from the MHF says that 'cycles of disengagement and stalled recovery' contribute to the poor mental health of black and minority ethnic men.

The report, Improving the Mental Health of BME men, was launched in parliament at a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Men’s Health today, Tuesday 5th April.

The report focuses on helping health professionals engage effectively with BME men and increasing BME men’s awareness of mental health problems and services.

MHF CEO Peter Baker said: 'Improving the mental health of BME men is the latest piece of work we have done on men’s mental health. Whilst our work shows that men’s mental health problems are overlooked the situation is even worse for BME men so professionals need more help to tackle the issue.'

The report was written by experts in this field, including Dr Frank Keating who spoke at the meeting in parliament.

Improving the Mental Health of BME men follows the MHF reports Untold Problems and Delivering Male which looked at the scale of men’s mental health problems and suggested how to tackle them.

The executive summary of Improving the Mental Health of BME men is available now by following the link above. A full version will be available in due course.

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