Campaign Against Major Human Rights Shortfalls in the Government’s Plans to Reform the Mental Health Act.
We are supporting Liberation with their campaign against major human rights shortfalls in the government’s plans to reform the Mental Health Act. These plans have been set out in the White Paper, which the government published in January. Please can you help by writing to your MP about these unacceptable human rights breaches:
- The White Paper is full of loopholes, lacks ‘teeth’ and falls far short of our full human rights, especially the rights set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- We can still be detained in psychiatric hospitals against our will, if it’s thought there may be real risk otherwise, even though no one else can be locked up for that reason and risk assessments are known to be highly unreliable.
For more details: https://www.inclusionlondon.org.uk/campaigns-and-policy/act-now/justice-for-people-affected-by-mental-health-law/
Jon Abrams (Inclusion London) and Dorothy Gould (Liberation)