Government publishes Mental Health Bill draft

Takes aim at racial disparity and increased individual support

Hemma Visavadia
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Government publishes Mental Health Bill draft

The Government has published the first draft of the Mental Health Bill, which details the next steps in advancing state mental health support, comprising a £150 million investment for NHS mental health services over the next three years.

The bill lays out how the UK Government plans to better support people with mental health problems by updating patient safety in mental health units, tackling the racial disparities in mental health services and better supporting individuals with learning disabilities and autism. People experiencing a mental health emergency will be able to access care through crisis houses and safe havens, while tailored reforms providing patients with more control over their care and treatment have been ...

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