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Findings, Human rights protection frameworks for people being treated involuntarily for a mental illness, May 2019

This study investigated the experiences of the protection of human rights of adults who receive involuntary treatment in hospital and community settings under the Mental Health Act 2016, including the views and experiences of their families and carers and a wide range of service providers and other stakeholders, with a specific focus on five areas:

  • rights and information for inpatients within mental health wards
  • the role of Independent Patient Rights Advisers
  • Advance Health Directives
  • the operation of the Mental Health Review Tribunal
  • rights and information regarding involuntary treatment in the community.

Read more about the project and associated reports on our page Involuntary treatment protections