Sean Rigg

It's Taken A 4 Year High In Deaths In Custody For This To Happen

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

An independent investigation into people who die in police custody could turn out to just be "a PR exercise," a campaigning charity has said, after it...

Jack Sommers

Here's What The Next Government Should Do For Mental Health In Britain

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...

Jack Sommers

Why We're Ignoring The Evidence When It Comes To Mental Health Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...

I Am Tired of Reports and Recommendations - What We Need Is a Culture Change in Attitudes Towards Mental Health

Marcia Rigg | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK
Marcia Rigg

To mitigate these risks, we need better training for specialists, more mental health nurses in police stations and independent mental health advocacy available to patients. More fundamentally, we need to end the stigmatisation of the mentally ill. Our vulnerable loved ones need people who care both in the community and in state settings.

'What Have We Done to Deserve This?' - Victims of Police Custody Deaths Long for Recognition

Daniel Machover | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Politics
Daniel Machover

Our criminal justice system has long discriminated against those who have lost family members at the hands of the police. Instead of being recognised as victims, such families are victimised from the very first meeting with the police onwards.

LONDON: Protest For Trayvon Martin

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Sofiya Ballin

"There's no justice! There's JUST US!" "In order to not charge George Zimmerman they had to criminalize Trayvon Martin!" "They must deal with us as hu...

Education Around Mental Health Is Needed to Limit Deaths in Police Custody

Michelle Holmes | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

In addition to a need for education around mental health there also needs to be a level of care administrated by the police. Arresting and restraining people comes with responsibility, and death should not be an outcome.

Jury Deliberating In Case Of Schizophrenic Who Died In Police Custody

PA | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK

An inquest jury has resumed its deliberations in the case of a schizophrenic who died in police custody. Sean Rigg, a physically fit 40-year-old mu...