Has the 1983 Mental Health Act been ripped up?

Has the 1983 Mental Health Act been ripped up?

In May 2017, Theresa May pledged to “rip up the 1983 Act” by commissioning an independent review into the Mental Health Act with a view of modernising it. In December 2018 the Independent Mental Health Act Review published its final report. Proposed changes for...

Mental Health Services – A Change Has Gotta Come

  Mental health services are bracing themselves for what many expect to be damaging cuts and further lack of investment as the date of this year’s budget announcement looms. Equality 4 Mental Health  has begun a campaign aimed at getting ministers to sit up and...

Mental health problems – more common than you might think

Mental health problems – more common than you might think According to the mental health charity Mind, a quarter of us suffer with mental health problems each year. These problems range from stress, anxiety and depression to schizophrenia. Unfortunately 75% of people...