The most useful pieces of UK legislation for mental health practitioners


Here is a website to bookmark if you have any interest in mental health law and the various pieces of legislation that practitioners need to refer to on a regular basis.

The Mental Health Law Online website has detailed sections on the three most important acts:

  1. Mental Health Act 2007
  2. Mental Health Act 1983
  3. Mental Capacity Act 2005

Plus links to more than 80 other pieces of legislation relevant to mental health on everything from human rights to legal aid.

The site is a wiki that has been put together by a group of mental health lawyers, experts and enthusiasts.

It also features a sizeable section (>1,000 cases) on mental health case law.

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