The Government have announced reforms to the Mental Health Act, which outlines people’s rights if they need to be sectioned due to their mental health being in crisis.
Munira welcomed the long-overdue reforms, but warned that current gaps in the mental health workforce could undermine progress. Munira
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Following this, Munira said:
“It is clear that a major recruitment drive is required to improve mental health services. Doctors, nurses and other professionals from the mental health workforce are absolutely essential to the running of a whole host of care, including inpatient wards.
The Government must provide training and opportunities for new and existing staff alike, offering incentives for staff retention, in order to build towards a better mental health service.”