Junior doctor and co-editor of The Colour of Madness, Samara Linton explores how workforce barriers stand in the way of racial equality in mental health. Interviews with Jacqui Dyer MBE, Yvonne Coghill, and Keisha York.
Read the article in Issue 10 here: Breaking Barriers | RCPsych Insight
On average, each day, three people die in need of an organ transplant because of a shortage of donors. This shortage is particularly significant for people of colour…
Read article here: People of colour still aren’t donating their organs — this needs to change| gal-dem
The annual celebration has its roots in resistance, hope, and celebration; we should do our best for it to stay that way, freelance writer Samara Linton writes.
Read article here: I’ve Never Been To Notting Hill Carnival But It Still Fills Me With Pride| HuffPost
“Yesterday, the prime minister revealed the names of the 20 hospital trusts and primary care organisations that will share an £850million cash boost to upgrade their infrastructure and equipment…”
Read article here: Doctors like me aren’t fooled by Boris Johnson £850million NHS pledge| Metro
“Actress Jessica Biel is the latest A-list celebrity to come under public scrutiny after she was spotted at the California State Assembly lobbying against a public health bill that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children..”
Read article here: As a doctor, I know how dangerous Jessica Biel’s vaccination views are| Metro
“While we have seen an increase in the attention paid to racial disparities in mental health, for example through news reports, audits and task forces, we are only at the beginning of our journey.
The Colour of Madness is but one drop in the ocean of voices that need to be heard.”
Read blog post here: The Colour of Madness| Syngeri Collaborative Centre
The Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has proposed a set of measures to improve the mental health of NHS staff, including a 24-hour advice and support service.
As a junior doctor, I can’t help but wonder if these interventions are merely a plaster on top of a gaping wound.
Read article here: Mental health support for NHS workers is just sticking a plaster on a gaping wound | Metro
The proportion of women working in STEM has been increasing year on year, and this increase is even greater when we look at women from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
Read article here: “THE FUTURE OF STEM IS FILLED WITH WOMEN WHO LOOK LIKE ME” – #SHAKEUPSTEM| Fawcett Society
When I tell people I am a junior doctor, I am met by a mixture of admiration and pity. ‘Your parents must be so proud.’ ‘Have you had to give mouth to mouth?’ ‘Do you think I should see my GP about this rash?’ Yes. No. And, probably…
Read article here: My Label and Me: Being a junior doctor is both exhilarating and tedious, exciting and mundane | Metro
Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook’s “On This Day” feature. Sometimes, the algorithm gets it right and we find ourselves snorting with laughter during an important meeting, at others we are confronted with images of an ex we had hoped to forget. And then there are the holiday memories: clichéd yellow-red sunsets, overcrowded group selfies, and enviable carefree smiles. These are the kind of memories that tip me into endless nostalgia…
Read article here: The realities of travelling as a black woman | The Skinny