Changes that the Government want to make to the Mental Health Act law

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They want to know what YOU think of the changes!

The document below is about a law called the Mental Health Act and changes that the government plan to make to the law.

The Mental Health Act is about people who need a lot of care for their mental health. Some people who need mental health care might go to a mental health hospital – this document will call them hospitals.

The Mental Health Act says when someone can be kept in hospital to get care even if they don’t want to. It says what their rights are and how they should be treated.

In 2017, the Government asked some people to look at the Mental Health Act and say how it could work better.

This document will outline the main changes they want to make to the Mental Health Act – but they want to know what people think of the changes first.

The document contains some questions you might want to answer – please give answers by 21 April 2021.

Read the changes that the Government want to make here.

OR, view the easy read document below.

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