The National Memorial Family Fund announces its 3rd funding round

NATIONAL MEMORIAL FAMILY FUND 3rd fund roundsource: 4WardEverUK
published: 28 April 2021

We are pleased to announce the third round of National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund grants will open early in May 2021. We are also administering the Crisis Family Fund, launched in March 2021, which families can also apply to provided they meet the criteria.

Important: Affected families and/or campaigns will need to be registered on the NMPMFF website before applying for grants from the fund – various assessment partners are available to assist with applications.

This Family Fund grants round will officially open on 7 May 2021 and it will close on 7 June 2021.

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Risk factors for suicide in prisons: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Hands behind jail bars

source: The Lancet
published: 9 February 2021

Rates of suicide among people in prison are elevated compared with people of similar age and sex who are living in the community. Improving assessments and interventions to reduce suicide risk requires updated evidence on risk factors. We aimed to examine risk factors associated with suicide in prisoners.

Methods
We did an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors for suicide among people in prison. We searched five biblographic databases for articles published between Jan 1, 2006, and Aug 13, 2020, and one database for articles published between Jan 1, 1973, and Aug 13, 2020.

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Watch the trailer for ‘Typical’ at the Soho Theatre ahead of release

Alder Tribute Mural
Alder Tribute – Hull graffiti artist Preston Fox

all credits: What’s on Stage
published: 29 January 2021

Soho Theatre will present Typical, created alongside award-winning creative movement Nouveau Riche, online next month, and WhatsOnStage has a first look at the new trailer.

The piece explores racism and how British society stereotypes Black masculinity.

Written by award-winning playwright Ryan Calais Cameron and directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour, it follows the tragic true-life events of Black British ex-serviceman Christopher Alder and the injustice that still remains 20 years since his story emerged.

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