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In England, around 1 in 4 people each year identify as having lived experience of mental health difficulties, with 1 in 8 adults reporting accessing psychological support and/or medication. Access to support, however, differs greatly for Black people.

In this article, Julie Baah, Psychologist at the NHS, explores inequalities in mental health care in regards to the barriers that are put in place for Black people trying to access mental health care as well as the lack of mental health services catering to Black communities.

There are common issues like re-traumatisation and poor experiences of services, which further contributes to a detrimental impact on mental health needs.

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