Mental Health Act Review

The Government has published an interim report from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act which calls for changes to mental health provision to improve the way people’s dignity is respected when they come into contact with mental health services. Over 2,000 people have so far been part of the review process and it is likely to result in new mental health legislation and changes to mental health provision.

The Review notes that since the Act was introduced in 1983, many more people are now being sectioned. It also reports on significantly worse experiences for Black African Caribbean people interacting with mental health services.