"The state has a duty to look after its vulnerable, which includes sometimes those with the most severe forms of mental illness... [there] always has to be a balance, though, and we don’t think we have that balance quite right at the moment."
Conceived in 1983, when people in hospital for mental illness weren’t allowed to vote, problems with the Act mean it often does more harm than good.
Not long to wait now #MHAreview
Good piece but depressing responses from the chair of the Mental Health Act review who seems to think the MH Act is fit for purpose. How did we allow this to happen? #MentalHealth