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Mind responds to Government’s new mental health strategy
Today sees the launch of the first cross government mental health strategy, laying out plans for the future of mental health care in England. Mind's Chief Executive, Paul Farmer responds.
Mental Health Alliance issues first review of Deprivation of Liberty safeguards
Important safeguards designed to protect vulnerable people from being deprived of their liberty inappropriately are not being properly implemented, according the Mental Health Alliance.
Mental Health Act: How are the changes affecting you?
Please tell us your experiences in our brief survey.
Racial equality in mental health stuck at a standstill
The results of the Care Quality Commission's latest Count me in census.
Mind responds to consultation launch on emergency changes to Mental Health Act
The Department of Health are considering making temporary changes to the Act to allow for potential mental health staff shortages as a result of pandemic flu.
Justice system failing victims with mental health problems
A new House of Commons report highlights concerns about the treatment of people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system.
Fresh vision makes mental health the priority for all public services
Police, teachers and other public sector workers should be trained in spotting signs of mental ill-health as a new report from a coalition of mental health groups sets out its vision for mental health services that spans across public services.
Regulation must be extended to help stamp out abuse
Patients will continue to be unprotected if counsellors and psychotherapists are not regulated by the government.
High Court finds Crown Prosecution Service to be discriminating against victims with mental health problems
In a landmark ruling, the Crown Prosecution Service Human Rights Act after deciding not to pursue the case of an assault victim in court on the grounds that the victim had a mental health problem.
Mind takes up legal challenge of tackling mental health discrimination
Mind has launched Time to Challenge, a groundbreaking legal project which will help people with mental health problems who have experienced discrimination to get their cases through the courts.
Mind wins important legal battle over patients' 'right to life'
Yesterday, in a major victory for patients and their families, the House of Lords ruled that people detained under the Mental Health Act have the same ‘right to life’ as those in prison.
Government delays put patients at risk
Patients who will be subjected to new compulsory powers under the Mental Health Act face being denied access to critical support and protection.
Mind calls for an end to using police cells as a place of safety
Mind is calling for an end to the practice of detaining people with mental health problems in police cells for up to 72 hours when they have committed no offence and are in urgent need of medical care.
Mind comments on research into rates of escape from secure hospitals
The vast majority of mental health patients in low to medium secure mental health hospitals have committed no offence at all.
Mind comments on new Mental Capacity Act
This Act is an important development, introducing new safeguards to protect the rights of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.