We are conducting a scoping and design exercise to identify the key actions that mental health providers can make to improve the use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) in preparation for the proposed MHA reforms, and to design two interventions to help mental health providers implement the identified actions.
The broad aims of the exercise are to:
- Understand the experience of people currently and recently detained under the MHA
- Identify which aims identified in the Reforming the Mental Health Act White Paper should be prioritised for a QI programme and intervention
- Identify the key actions that mental health providers can make to improve use of the MHA
- Design a QI programme and one other intervention in collaboration with staff and agencies involved in MHA treatment and detention