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Landmark reform of mental health laws published 13th January 2021

Major reform of Mental Health Act will empower individuals to have more control over their treatment and deliver on a key manifesto commitment.

  • Major reform of Mental Health Act will empower individuals to have more control over their treatment and deliver on a key manifesto commitment.
  • Reforms will deliver parity between mental and physical health services and put patients’ views at the centre of their care.
  • Plan will tackle mental health inequalities including disproportionate detention of people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, the use of the act to detain people with learning disabilities and autism, and improve care for patients within the criminal justice system.

People with mental health issues who are detained under the Mental Health Act will benefit from landmark reforms which provide more control over their care and treatment, the government has announced today.

Read the press release here

Read the white paper here