On behalf of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act (MHA), we are seeking qualitative and quantitative evidence on any work undertaken at a local level to specifically:
- Understand rising rates of detention under the MHA; and/or
- Address rising rates of MHA detention
This may be:
- An academic report based on formal research of local services, systems or populations
- A local investigative or evaluative report (involving, for example, commissioners, providers, local authorities, VCS organisations, user-led organisations, research bodies, Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs), higher education institutions etc)
- A report assessing or evaluating specific interventions delivered locally or local models of care where use of the MHA (section 136 or otherwise) is one measure
- Evidence, studies, interventions which identify or tackle existing disparities and distributional effects on sub-groups of the population, in particular the disproportionate number of people from black and minority ethnicities detained under the act.
Please contact Dania attaching a report or including a website hyperlink by Friday 10 August.