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Mental Health Act reform ditched, King’s Speech confirms

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There will be no reform of the Mental Health Act 1983 before the next election, the government has confirmed. Extended the right to an independent mental health advocate to informal (ie non-detained) patients.

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Mental Health Tips and Reminders to Start 2024

My Brains Not Broken

This year, I’d like to take the focus off me and put it back on mental health. There are many ways we can try to grow in the new year, but how can we do it with our mental health? Here are five mental health tips as you build and grow your mental wellness in 2024. Start where you are.

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Labour pledges to reform Mental Health Act if elected

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The Labour Party has pledged to reform the Mental Health Act 1983 if elected to power at the next general election. Labour pledge welcomed The news was welcomed by psychiatrist Simon Wessely , who chaired the 2017-18 Independent Review of the Mental Health Act for Theresa May’s government. ”

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2023

My Brains Not Broken

May is a special one on My Brain’s Not Broken – it’s Mental Health Awareness Month! Since 1949, May has been Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. This is a month dedicated to sharing stories and resources to raise mental health awareness. You are more than enough.

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Mental Health Statistics to Know During Pride Month 2023

My Brains Not Broken

For the past few years, I’ve researched data and statistics surrounding mental health in the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month. I think it’s important to understand what mental health challenges exist for unique communities and groups of people, and these statistics help paint that picture. Here are a few examples.

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Closing Out Mental Health Awareness Month 2023

My Brains Not Broken

As we reach the end of Mental Health Awareness Month , I’d like to reflect a little bit. I often reflect on the state of mental health; I try to figure out how we, as a society, view mental health and wellness. In the year since the last Mental Health Awareness Month, have we improved things?

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Mental Health Act detention numbers fall for second year but significant racial inequalities persist

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The number of detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983 in England has fallen for a second consecutive year, but significant racial disparities persist, official figures have shown. Charities’ criticisms The figures drew a critical response from mental health charities. MHA detention numbers fell by 7.7%