The Mental Health Alliance Policy Agenda

Towards a Better Mental Health Act

The Alliance has drawn up a comprehensive Policy Agenda, Towards a Better Mental Health Act, which outlines our key concerns and recommendations for a better Bill.

You can download Towards a Better Mental Health Act in its entirety by clicking on the pdf icon below. Please note that the document is around 130 pages long and may take a long time to download.

Towards a Better Mental Health Act- 862 KB

Alternatively, you can download the individual chapters below.

Preface- 14KB

Introduction -45KB

Principles -61KB

Code of Practice -31KB

Human Rights -39KB

Black and Minority Ethnic Communities -46KB

Definition of Mental Disorder -47KB

Conditions for Compulsion -122KB

Non-Resident Orders -80KB

Criminal Justice System -107KB

The Assessment Process- 56KB

Advance Statements -64KB

Nominated Persons and Carers -66KB

Advocacy -74KB

Tribunals -83KB

Continuation of Care -43KB

Treatment Safeguards -67KB

Children and Young People -55KB

Workforce -34KB

Inspectorate -24KB

Role of the AMHP -13KB

Towards a Better Mental Health Act was published on 26th July 2005. Policy positions may have been updated since that date. Please contact the Alliance for more details.

A brief overview of the Alliance's policy by subject area can be found here...