COJ Nursing & Healthcare

Theresa May Wants to Stop ‘Unnecessary Detentions’ with New Mental Health Act

  • Open or Close Elizabeth Maitland*

    Recovery Assistance Dogs, Leicester, United Kingdon

    *Corresponding author:Elizabeth Maitland, Recovery Assistance Dogs, Leicester, United Kingdon, Tel: 7932433148; Email: recovery4wellbeing@gmail.com

Submission: March 24, 2018; Published: March 27, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/COJNH.2018.02.000531

ISSN: 2577-2007
Volume2 Issue2


At RECOVERY Assistance Dogs we filled in an Independent Review of the 2007 Mental Health Act by February 28, 2018. The review was about when a person can be admitted, detained, and treated in hospital without their agreement. We made our point that people should have the Human Right to a Fair Trial before they can be locked up against their will. The Law says that only people who are a danger to others or themselves should be detained involuntarily. Yet at the moment people are have to submit to ‘unnecessary detentions’ for being ‘high’, unable to answer the question correctly or other reasons that a Court of Law would dismiss.

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