Last summer, Rethink Mental Illness was commissioned by the Mental Health Alliance to conduct the largest survey into the 34 year old Act. The message from the research was clear: the Act is no longer fit for purpose and there is a growing need for it to be reformed.
This is an exciting time for mental health. The Mental Health Taskforce has published its recommendations to improve mental health outcomes over the next five years. Within this, the NHS has committed to £1billion to implement the recommendations of the Taskforce.
Our policy team work to ensure the rights of people severely affected by mental illness are respected and enhanced.