Mental Health Act detentions continue to rise

NHS Confederation, 10 December 2015

More than 58,000 people have been detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA) in 2014/15, representing the highest ever year-on-year increase in uses of the Act, official figures have shown…

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Preventing deaths in detention of adults with mental health conditions

Equality and Human Rights Commission, 23 February 2015

The Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published the findings of an inquiry into how the human rights of detainees with mental health conditions are protected across the health, prison and police settings. The Inquiry found failures to learn from lessons and implement recommendations has contributed to the deaths of people with mental health conditions detained across these settings.

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