Tackling Mental Health: Birmingham conference made its mark

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Tippa Naphtali of Catalyst 4 Change

Tippa Naphtali of Catalyst 4 Change – Image Credit Veron Graham

source: The Voice Online
published: 14 December 2017

A rallying cry for black communities to play a greater part in their own wellbeing and push for improvement was made at a mental health conference in Birmingham on 25 November 2017.

Self-reliance and self-determination were themes that echoed throughout Stepping Out for Our Community, in which the harsh realities of fifty-plus years of failed policies and overlooked recommendations were brought into sharp focus by eminent speakers with tragic personal accounts alongside professional experience of mental illness.

Joanna Bennett, a professor of mental health with a 30- year history of campaigning for change in the UK and the Caribbean, talked to delegates at The H Suite conference in the Edgbaston area of the city through reports, enquiries and legislation dating back to the 1960s, en route to a damning conclusion: Continue reading

Launching a digital marketing campaign on a tight budget

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Marketing Adverts Wordcloudsource: Bootstrap Business
published: July 2017

Beginnings are never easy. This counts double for startups. Everything is in short supply – resources, time and especially money.

There are so many costs that you, as an owner, must think about – salaries, electricity bills, the Internet, taxes and the list goes on.

So, by the time you come to your marketing budget, money has mostly already been either spent or reserved for something else.

This is why you should consider launching a digital marketing campaign. However, this does not mean you won’t spend any money. It simply means you will be able to afford it and still get good a conversion rate.

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Landmark review on deaths in police custody, an opportunity to save lives

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Police Officers On Dutysource: INQUEST
published: 30 October 2017

The Independent review of deaths and serious incidents in police custody by Dame Elish Angiolini has been published by the Home Office today. It is the first and only review of policing practises and related processes following police related deaths.

The report offers the government a blueprint for change to urgently implement in the face of numerous recent concerning deaths.

It makes over 100 evidence based recommendations, which are intended to be a pragmatic way forward. These include important recommendations on: Continue reading