The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health has launched an audit tool aimed at allowing service providers to assess their effectiveness in meeting the needs of ethnic minority users.The tool places emphasis on the experiences of people who provide and use the services and includes two interview schedules, one for clients and one for staff.The SCMH hopes the tool will allow units to identify their strengths and weaknesses and help improve practice.

Cultural Sensitivity Audit Tool for Mental Health Services (£25 plus£2.50 p&p). www. scmh. org. uk