The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act has been established by the UK Government to make recommendations for reform of the Act and associated practice. The review is currently in its initial scoping phase. It is engaging widely with interested stakeholders to identify priorities for further work later this year.
A workshop to be held in Cardiff on 12th March 2018 in the SSE SWALEC Stadium is part of that scoping process. The aim is to bring together interested parties of all types (eg service users, carers, professionals) to share their views on how the Act and associated practice might be improved.
This is just one of a number of ways perspectives on the Act are being gathered in this initial phase, and there will be further opportunities to engage as the review runs its course. In particular, anyone who has been sectioned/detained under the Act, or cared for someone who has been, is encouraged to participate in a survey.
The review is commissioned by and will report to the UK government. Recommendations will extend to England in relation to matters that are devolved in Wales (including health), and England and Wales in relation to non-devolved matters (including justice). Stakeholders from both England and Wales are welcome at this event.
If no more tickets are left and you would like to go on the waiting list please email MHActReview@dh.gsi.gov.uk.