19 Dec 2022

Campaigners fear mental health reform will not improve system

Health and Social Care Editor

Now, mental health has become a major concern in this country, exacerbated by the pandemic but the first major reform of the 1983 Mental Health Act is only now going through parliament.

One reason? The number of people detained under the act – people who are disproportionately from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Campaigners still fear that proposed changes to the law will do little to improve the system.