Woman's Hour

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Black Women and mental-health services; Jude Kelly

March 7th, 2016

Episode 514 of 985 episodes

Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Kirsty Starkey According to the latest figures by the Mental Health Foundation, Black and Minority Ethnic groups are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems and more likely to be diagnosed and admitted to hospital. The 2015 Mental Health Bulletin found that more women than men use mental health services. We discuss how fitting into these demographics effects Black women's mental health specifically. Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, discusses the highlights of this year's Women of the World Festival starting Tuesday. A new campaign from political group the Women's Equality Party is encouraging victims of sexual assault in London to pinpoint where their attack took place on an interactive online map so they can create a map of violence against women in the capital. Helen Stevenson's memoir Love Like Salt documents her life with her daughter Clara who was diagnosed as a baby with cystic fibrosis. She talks to Jane about raising Clara in France and why she moved back to the UK. Glasgow-born Janey Godley turned an extraordinary and traumatic background and propensity for chaos into best-selling autobiography and a career in comedy. Her daughter Ashley has followed in her footsteps as a comedian and both of them are appearing at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival this month. They join us to talk about what their mother-daughter and working relationships are like, given the candid and outspoken nature of both of their stand-up.

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