Mental Health

18/02/2019 0 comments 37 views

In May 2017 the Prime Minister made a speech in which she referred to a 'flawed' Mental Health Act which often results in detention, disproportionate effects, and forced treatment of...
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07/02/2018 0 comments 327 views

The Government is reviewing the Mental Health Act to consider how it can be improved, especially for those suffering a mental health crisis. The review is keen to hear from...
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17/03/2016 0 comments 495 views

Government invited to resolve deprivation of liberty requirements The Court of Protection has invited the Government to find ways to ensure that vulnerable people unable to make decisions for themselves have access...
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10/04/2015 0 comments 592 views

The Law Society have today issued new guidance on deprivation of liberty safeguard (DOLS) to help Lawyers meet an expected 10 fold surge in the number of legal challenges to...
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19/03/2015 0 comments 521 views

The problem with mental illness is not just going to "go away". However, through education, we can help more people have a better chance at living in a stable state...
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25/02/2015 0 comments 474 views

For those people who are detained in hospital due to their mental health, if they wish to challenge their detention under the Mental Health Act, they have a right to...
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05/02/2015 0 comments 505 views

Today Thursday 5 February, Time to Change is running an annual Time to Talk Day. Time to Change is a campaign set up to challenge the stigma attached to mental...
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30/01/2015 0 comments 617 views

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards protect the rights of adults in care homes and hospitals who lack mental capacity in situations where they need to be deprived of their liberty to be...
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02/09/2014 0 comments 479 views

[caption id="attachment_7826" align="alignright" width="300"] If you have a relative who has a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards please contact a member of the Ringrose Law Mental Health team[/caption] An expected 10...
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09/06/2014 0 comments 545 views

When seeing a patient in a Hospital, a common phrase I hear is 'there are not enough beds' this coupled with the survey carried out by the Royal College of...
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