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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Former President Professor Sir Simon Wessely to lead Mental Health Act review, says PM

The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement of a review of the Mental Heath law. We have been concerned about the rising numbers of detention and the disproportionate detentions of people from ethnic minorities and believe the underlying circumstances for this should be examined. People detained under the Mental Health Act are at their most vulnerable and have a right to the best possible care and support. We look forward to a wide consultation with patients, carers and professionals.

For further information, please contact:
Hannah Perlin
Senior Communications Officer
Telephone: 020 3701 2738
Nick Hodgson
Media Manager 
Telephone: 0203 701 2593
Twitter: @rcpsych
Out-of-hours contact number: 07860 755896


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