We held a Q&A webinar on the 6th April on the proposed changes to the Mental Health Act in the White Paper: understanding the changes & responding to the consultation. The recording is available below to watch.

We explored the changes to the Mental Health Act 1983 set out in the recent White Paper. We wanted to delve into the detail of the proposed changes to enable more people to understand the White Paper and respond to the consultation, which is running online until the 21st April.

Chairing the discussion was Mark Brown, Development Director of Social Spider and a well-recognised writer and tweeter on mental health, social innovation and social media.

Our panellists were:

  • Jabeer Butt, the CEO of the Race Equality Foundation. 
  • Joanna Dean, a lawyer specialising in prison and mental health.
  • Neil Allen, a Barrister and Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. With particular interests in human rights, mental health and incapacity law.
  • Jayne Gardner, an Approved Mental Health Professional.