I am writing to ask you for information about what Fife Centre for Equalities does in the area of mental health rights, to tackle discrimination and stigma, and the obvious inequalities that exist for people who experience mental illness and psychiatric treatment, and their unwaged Carers, of whom I am one.
My youngest son had his human rights abused in Stratheden Hospital, February 2012, for which I eventually "won" an Ombudsman case and apology from NHS Fife for their sub-standard treatment. Here is an article in the Scottish Sunday Express, 5 October 2014, that tells something of his story, also front page and inside news from the paper attached:
From your presentation on Wednesday at the SCDN meeting, regarding the 'Hard to Reach' report, I didn't hear anything mental health specific or action plans from Fife Centre for Equalities tackling the ongoing stigma and discrimination experienced by people who live with mental health challenges.
I would appreciate if you could send me links to any documents pertaining to the work of FCE, eg the aims, objectives, outcomes, business plan. I also would like a copy of the latest Annual Report containing income and expenditure information as I cannot see a link to this on the website. Thank you.
I look forward to hearing from you. Copying in my MSP and MP, for their information. I will put this Email in a blog post, for transparency.