Reforming the Mental Health Act: Have Your Say

Reforming the Mental Health Act: Have Your Say

The Mental Health Act (1983) is the law that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health illness. The government are planning to make key changes to the Mental Health Act and a public consultation on these proposed changes is currently open.

The ‘Reforming the MHA’ White Paper sets out the government’s proposals to reform mental health legislation and it includes:

-New guiding principles
-Clearer, stronger detention criteria
-Giving patients more rights to challenge detention
-Strengthening the patient’s right to choose and refuse treatment
-Changes to Community Treatment Orders (CTOs)
-The experiences of people from BAME communities

Following consultation, the government plans to draft a revised Mental Health Bill and eventually a new Act.

Join us on Tuesday 30 March, 1.30pm – 3.00pm, where you will have an opportunity to share your views and have your questions answered in relation to the proposed changes. To register your interest, please go to

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to give your views on the proposed changes to the Mental Health Act, please email before 4 April 2021.

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