Hafal publishes new easy reference guide to the Mental Health Act Code of Practice for Wales


Welsh mental health charity Hafal has published a new ‘easy reference’ guide to the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales.

The Code was revised in 2016 to take account of stakeholders’ views as captured during a Welsh Government consultation, as well as changes in the law and professional practice. The revised Code of Practice was effective from October 2016.

While the new Code of Practice is 303 pages long, Hafal’s ‘easy reference’ guide is just 12 pages and provides an overview of all the Code’s chapters, providing commentary on what has changed from the previous Code.

The guide was produced by Hafal’s Mental Health Act manager Jane Jannotti and Eve Piffaretti, a Partner at law firm Blake Morgan, which also provided funding for the publication.

Download the guide here

Matthew Pearce