Public health bodies, charities and the families of men who died after being restrained by police have condemned the inclusion of a controversial medical term in one of the UK’s leading medical handbooks.
Mental Health & Others
With the effects of COVID-19 many prisoners have been separated from their loved ones even more so than before. Having more than a year apart from seeing their families has caused a serious impact.
The family of a woman who was the seventh person in as many years to take her own life by the same means at units run by an NHS mental health trust said it “shouldn’t have happened”.
The UK Government says that major reform of the Mental Health Act will empower individuals to have more control over their treatment and deliver on a key manifesto commitment.
New legislation that seeks to end the inappropriate use of physical force against mental health patients must be implemented without further delay, a leading nurse has warned.
Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading charity for bereaved people in the UK and Northern Ireland. They also provide training and consultancy for any organisation who encounter bereaved people in their work.
A family’s seven year wait for answers over the death of Leon Briggs after being taken into police custody has started at an inquest in Milton Keynes. He was detained at Luton police station in 2013.
A review published today by the Warrington Safeguarding Adults Board has concluded that the self-inflicted death of Laura Davis was facilitated by staff at the inpatient mental health facility, Arbury Court.