Brixton seminar will look at policing and mental health following Sean Rigg death in custody

Sean Rigg

A seminar organised by Black Mental Health UK is to look at how police and other statutory bodies treat people with mental health issues.

The event, entitled Post Sean Rigg: What Next, will take place at the Brix @ St Matthews, Brixton Hill, on Tuesday (October 16). It has been set up to inform and engage the community about the failings highlighted by Mr Rigg’s death four years ago.

Although physically fit and healthy, Sean Rigg tragically lost his life just an hour after he was picked up by police from Brixton Police station while in urgent need of mental health care in August 2008.

Marcia Rigg, the sister of Sean Rigg, said: ‘These events are vitally important for the community because the data shows that is people from this group who are most likely to lose their lives in this way.

“They need to be properly informed about what the statutory services are doing about these issues and the mental health service and the police need to hear from them about the changes that they want to see.”

Event: Post Sean Rigg – What Next: Mental Health and Policing

Date: Tuesday 16th October 2012
Time: 7.00- 9.00pm
Venue: The Community Space, 2nd floor, The Brix, St Matthews Church, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1JF
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