Welcome to the Mental Health Act Survey

by | Dec 6, 2016 | Health, News, Survey

This survey is aimed at a broad range of people with experience of the Mental Health Act, including individuals with lived experience of the Act, family, carers, and friends, mental health professionals, and others. Information is provided throughout to assist you in answering questions if you feel you need it.

This survey is about the Mental Health Act 1983. The Mental Health Act is the law which sets out when you can be admitted, detained, and treated in hospital against your wishes. This should only be done when a person has a mental illness and either their health or safety is at risk, or to protect other people. The Mental Health Act covers what rights you have, when you can be discharged from hospital and what support you are entitled to once you are discharged. To take part in the survey Mental Health Act Survey