Have your say on the Mental Health Act

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 5th February, 2018

The government has set up an Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 – the law in England and Wales that covers assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental disorder. This includes when a person can be admitted, detained, and treated in hospital without their agreement. 

The review wants to hear from anyone who has had experience of the Mental Health Act so that they can have their say about what future practice and/or law should look like. You can find out more about the review here 

There is a survey, which is aimed at people who use mental health services and carers with experience of the Mental Health Act, where you can share your experiences, views and feelings about the Act.

You can either fill in the survey online or print out the relevant survey for you or someone else to complete.

This survey will close on 28 February 2018.

For further information and to find the links to the survey please click here

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