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Mental Health Alliance gives final verdict on 2007 Mental Health Act
The 77-member Alliance said that the Act was much improved by Parliament but fails to modernise mental health law or to promote equality for people with mental health problems.
Mental Health Bill remains a missed opportunity for humane and progressive legislation, says Alliance
The Government has missed an historic opportunity to achieve a modern and humane new Mental Health Act, but has made important concessions to protect patients and their families from abuse and neglect.
Mind: Government proposals will damage future of mental health care
Government's Mental Health Bill will not help reduce suicides
New statistics show more people sectioned than ever before
Admissions under the Mental Health Act hit a record high last year, prompting fears that the Government's planned 'psychiatric Asbos' will be overused.
Lord Bragg delivers Mental Health Alliance petition to Number 10
Government's own research shows CTOs will be of no benefit
Dept of Health ploughs ahead with 'psychiatric Asbos' plan despite gaping hole in evidence base.
Mental Health Bill amendments must not be reversed, says Alliance
The Government has seriously misunderstood the importance of recent amendments made to the Bill in the House of Lords, the Mental Health Alliance said today.
Mental health alliance welcomes important new changes to Mental Health Bill
The House of Lords has this evening made more important changes to the Mental Health Bill, the Mental Health Alliance said today.
Mind comments on regulation of healthcare professionals
Mind has welcomed the Government's proposals announced today into the regulation of healthcare professionals following a number of high profile cases of abuse.
Mind hails victories in House of Lords on Mental Health Bill
Mental Health Alliance welcomes House of Lords votes on Mental Health Bill
The House of Lords has made a huge improvement to the Government's Mental Health Bill, campaigners from the Mental Health Alliance said today.
Government inquiry into homicide and suicide shows need for a very different Mental Health Bill, says Mental Health Alliance
Mental health legislation is a wasted opportunity
Leading research on compulsory treatment in the community: "such initiatives give the impression that legislators are addressing the needs of patients...while actually doing very little at all".
Care before compulsion best route to reduce risk, says Mind
Providing treatment and care when people need it is the key to stopping tragedies, mental health charity Mind said today in response to the Department of Health's 'risk programme initiative' announcement.