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Gal-dem: Prevent is criminalising Muslims who seek mental health care

The UK government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, is having devastating consequences for minority communities seeking mental health care, writes a health practitioner in the National Health Service (NHS). Through the lens of suspicion, Prevent turns the therapeutic space, which should be a place of safety, into a manifestation of some of the worst fears that people accessing these spaces harbour – the fear of being watched, followed and targeted by others. Source: The Prevent duty is criminalising Muslims who seek mental health care Please see our Research pages to access a number of academic reports on this pressing issue.