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Mental Health Act webinars

The National Survivor User Network are hosting three webinars, two with British Institute of Human Rights and one in a panellist/Q&A format, on the Mental Health Act (MHA) White Paper consultation.

  1. If you are accessing, have accessed or are trying to access mental health services, join on 1st April (2pm-3.30pm) for a webinar with the British Institute of Human Rights on the reforms to the Mental Health Act, what they mean for human rights & to share your views.
  2. They are also holding a similar session for those working in or with mental health services with BIHR on the 26th March (2pm-3.30pm).
  3. Q&A webinar on the proposed changes to the Mental Health Act in the White Paper: understanding the changes & responding to the consultation. Tuesday 6th April, 11am-12pm. Register via Eventbrite.

They are hosting an informative Q&A webinar to explore the changes to the Mental Health Act 1983 set out in the recent White Paper. They want to delve into the detail of the proposed changes to enable more people to understand the White Paper and respond to the consultation, which is running online until the 21st April.

Chairing the discussion will be Mark Brown, Development Director of Social Spider and a well-recognised writer and tweeter on mental health, social innovation and social media.

The panellists are:

    • Jabeer Butt, the CEO of the Race Equality Foundation.
    • Joanna Dean, a lawyer specialising in prison and mental health.
    • Neil Allen, a Barrister and Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. With particular interests in human rights, mental health and incapacity law.
    • Jayne Gardner, an Approved Mental Health Professional.