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Mental Health Focus

Government to push on with compulsory treatment plans
2nd November 2005

Controversial mental health reforms are still on the government’s agenda a senior civil servant insisted today.
The mental health bill, which contains measures to allow compulsory treatment of mental health patients in the community, will be introduced during the current parliamentary session that ends on 20th December


Mental health law reforms unworkable, warn advisers
31st October 2005

Government plans to reform mental health law, including the introduction of compulsory treatment in the community and preventive detention of people with dangerous personality disorders, have been thrown into turmoil by an official advisory group’s warning that the measures are unworkable without extra resources

Met admits stigmatising mentally ill
27th October 2005

The Metropolitan police owned up yesterday to stigmatising people with mental illness and “perpetuating a myth” that they are especially prone to violence

Filed under: Mental Health

Who cares wins!

Choose respect
13th September 2005
Mental health services, and communities as a whole, need to change rapidly if service users are to get the help they need and deserve, says Steve Clarke


Police custody “no place for ill”
20th January 2005 Half the people dying in police custody are mentally ill, says the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)


Mental Health and Policing
from the IPCC
Mental Health is a factor in many of the most serious cases of police misconduct investigated by the IPCC. Over 50% of deaths in police custody are of people with some form of mental health problem


Tolerance for mentally ill is not enough
1st December 2000
Discrimination against people with mental health needs is a human rights issue and not just a case for awareness raising, writes Lynne Friedli


Filed under: Mental Health