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Health Policy and Research: Independent Review of Mental Health Act


In October 2017, the Prime Minister commissioned an independent review of the Mental Health Act, seeking to address concerns about how the legislation is presently used. The aims of the review are to: 

·      rising rates of detention under the Act

·      the disproportionate number of people from black and minority ethnic groups detained under the Act

·      processes that are out of step with a modern mental health care system 

Account CIC have played a twin role in informing the consultation process. This has involved organising, facilitating and analyzing findings from consultation exercises. Account have also been represented on the Independent Advisory Panel for African and Afro-Caribbean people. 

Further information on the independent review, including terms of reference, can be found here: