Mental Health Bill Update: Bill continues through the Commons

On Monday (16th April) the Mental Health Bill will have its Second Reading in the House of Commons, opening up a new stage of the debate. After the Second Reading the Bill moves to Committee Stage, during which the Committee will examine each clause and Schedule of the Bill, agreeing or disagreeing to a Motion that it “stand part” of the Bill (i.e. leaving it in or deleting it).

On Monday the Mental Health Alliance will also be presenting a lecture at the British Medical Association House in London. “Shocking: the Truth about Violence and Mental Illness”, with Professor Graham Thornicroft from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London as Speaker, will highlight how misleading it is to suggest that there is a higher risk of someone with a mental illness being more violent.

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