Coronavirus and your rights
The Coronavirus Act 2020 is a new law to help deal with the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. It applies across the UK, including in English and Welsh law.
The new Act includes some changes to laws which affect the rights of people with mental health problems. We have information about how those changes might affect you:
Coronavirus and social care rights
The Coronavirus Act 2020 has changed the laws affecting your rights to social care.
This may affect you if you receive social care, or if you are a carer who receives support.
Coronavirus and sectioning
The Coronavirus Act 2020 includes changes to how the Mental Health Act 1983 works.
This may affect your rights if you are sectioned because of your mental health.
Coronavirus and your mental health
We also have lots of practical information to support your mental wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.
This includes tips and idea for spending lots of time at home, and ways to take care of your wellbeing during this time.
Coronavirus: we're here for you
All of us are worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect us and those we love. We are still here to support you and to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
To find out more about how Mind is here for you, and how you can support our work during this time, visit our coronavirus homepage.
This is a mental health emergency – we need your help right now
The coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on our mental health. Help us be there for everyone who needs us at this crucial time.