Centre for Mental Health Summer e-bulletin 2017

Against the odds

How could young African Caribbean men’s resilience be improved? Why is it that as children, black boys’ mental health is no worse than that of white peers, but during adulthood they are far more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia or detained under the Mental Health Act?

Three Birmingham-based projects aimed to improve young black men’s resilience. Our evaluation sought to ascertain whether the programme was successful, and what elements were especially effective.

Against the odds was launched in Parliament on 5 July and has received significant attention from key decision makers, media and commissioners. Learn more about young black men’s mental health and how their resilience can be improved.