Work up to 2007 - the Mental Health Bill

Mental Health Alliance representatives giving evidence to the Joint Committee

Alliance representatives give evidence to the Joint Scrutiny Committee. L-R Mike Shooter (Royal College of Psychiatrists), Rowena Daw (Mind), Graham Estop (Voices Forum), Paul Farmer (Rethink).

In brief...

The primary purpose of mental health legislation is to provide a proper framework for the care, treatment and safety of people who are seriously unwell.

The Mental Health Alliance believes that the Government still has an opportunity to draft legislation so that it is workable and enjoys the support of patients and their families, professionals and the public. The Alliance will be working with the Department of Health to ensure that stakeholder views are represented strongly during the drafting of amendments to the current Mental Health Act.

It should: