Lambeth has the highest rate of detention under the Mental Health Act in England.

Help us eliminate the glaring inequity in wellbeing outcomes so our black communities can flourish.

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67% of Lambeth residents in low and medium secure psychiatric detention are Black African or Caribbean.

How to Thrive

If you would like to get involved with Black Thrive, there are so many ways to share your voice, lend a hand and provide various supports.


If you are interested in joining the Partnership for Black Wellbeing, known as Black Thrive, please reach out to us. We would love to work with you and your organisations to deliver race equality in mental health care and meet the recommendations outlined by the Lambeth Black Health and Wellbeing Commission. 

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There are many ways to get involved with Black Thrive, a Partnership for Black Wellbeing. Learn more and commit your time and voice to creating equality in mental health outcomes in Lambeth.

Have your say

Your opinions matter. What is on your mind? How can services and residents work together to build a better mental health system that serves all of Lambeth's populations? 

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Share any feedback you have on Black Thrive, especially how it can better reach and support the community to ensure equal outcomes in mental health for all of Lambeth's residents.

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Challenge and solution forum

We will launch a challenge and solution forum in the Autumn of 2017. It will be a place for you to post issues that you would like to share with the Black Thrive community so we can work together to solve them.

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Featured Voice

The featured voice section of the Black Thrive website will highlight a different community member's perspective on issues related to mental health in Lambeth.

Get help

We can help you find the health and social care services you need and also point you in the right direction to make a complaint.

What's on

  • The 56th Maudsley Debate: Mental Health Act

    ‘This house believes that fundamental reform of the Mental Health Act is required to reduce discrimination and unnecessary detention’ Read more

  • Dementia and Black, Minority Ethnic Communities

    The Race Equality Foundation with Faith Action and Friends, Families and Travellers, as members of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance, are running an event in London on 29th November on dementia and black and minority ethnic communities. This is one of a series of events and part of a larger project on dementia and black and minority ethnic communities. Read more

  • The Black Tudors: The Untold Story

    Miranda Kaufmann presents a fascinating talk on the history of people of African origin living in Tudor England. Dr. Miranda Kaufmann is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Read more

Our impact

  • Impact evaluation

    Although we are only at the start of our journey with Black Thrive and have a long way to go before we can show impact, there is a plan in place to ensure we are assessing our own efficacy and driving forward with a culture of learning and constant improvement. Read more

  • Community involvement

    Black Thrive takes community co-production to the next level. Read more

  • Featured Voice

    The featured voice section of the Black Thrive website will highlight a different community member's perspective on issues related to mental health in Lambeth. Read more