What's New

Here is our latest news. For older press releases, see the link on the left.

New report highlights concerns that the Mental Health Act overlooks the dignity and human rights of people with mental illness
June 2017

MHA launches important survey focusing on the principles underlying the Mental Health Act and related legislation.
November 2016

MHA follow-up letter regarding the Transforming our Justice System Consultation.
November 2016

New CQC report on Mental Health Act highlights need for improvements.
November 2016

MHA letter regarding the Transforming our Justice System Consultation.
September 2016

MHA briefing on the Second Reading of the Policing and Crime Bill.
September 2016

MHA response to the Law Commission's consultation on the new proposed MCA/DOLS scheme.
November 2015

MHA seeks tenders to develop and complete a consultative survey focusing on what rights-based mental health legislation would look like.
October 2015

Revised Mental Health Code of Practice came into effect on 1st April, replacing their 2008 version.
March 2015

MHA statement on the review of sections 135 and 136 of The Mental Health Act
23 December 2014

Alliance welcomes MPs call for review of Community Treatment Orders
14 August 2013

Alliance members welcome Care Quality Commission report on Mental Health Act
30 January 2013

Alliance calls for assurances about future of independent mental health advocacy
25 June 2012

New Health and Social Care system must protect rights of people detained under Mental Health Act says Alliance
11 June 2012

Care Quality Commission publishes Mental Health Act annual report 2010/11
8 December 2011

Deprivation of liberty safeguards are flawed, says forthcoming Mental Health Alliance report
25 November 2011

Mental Health Act advocacy must be a priority for Local Authorities, says our report
17 March 2011

New briefing on Supervised Community Treatment (SCT) arrangements
7 September 2010

Mental Health Alliance issues first review of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
13 July 2010

Mental Health Act needs more monitoring as use of compulsory powers rises
3 November 2009

New mental health powers must be used wisely
3 November 2008