Camberwell West Birmingham*

(catchment (catchment

area 209,000)area180,000)

White 64.8 60.1

Black Caribbean 25.220.4

Black African 5.7 0.3

Black other 0.2 0.3

South Asian 1.5 12.4

Chinese/other 2.7 6.5

*8 per cent of people in contact with mental health services in west Birmingham were Irish.

Sources: London's Mental Health. The King's Fund, London Commission.

West Birmingham Psychiatric Project: use of specialist mental health services. Birmingham University.