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Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 7893, tabled on 26 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to tackle the stigma associated with being sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Answered on

9 June 2021

We have published our proposals to reform the Mental Health Act 1983 and we will also be looking at policy and practices around the legislation and the support provided to support and help individuals sectioned under the Act, including through advocacy and culturally appropriate provision.