Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Commons adjournment debate on mental health advocacy

On Monday Charles Walker, the Tory MP for Broxbourne, called a Commons adjournment debate on mental health advocacy. As I did not write about it in this week's House Points, let me plug it here instead:
The role of advocates is to stand and sit by that person and to ensure that they understand as far as possible their rights under the Mental Health Act 2007—their right to say no and to question the treatments and recommendations proposed by health care professionals and clinicians. That is a hugely important part of the Act.
You can find the full record in Hansard.

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