• Seminar: Effective decision-making support, Dr Shih-Ning Then

    Dr Shih-Ning Then (Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology), presented a seminar in November 2018, on supported decision-making legal developments in Australia and the ‘Effective decision-making support’ project. More about Effective decision-making support: Most people require support when making decisions about their lives. They may talk to friends and family, or seek support from

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  • Legal capacity, mental capacity and supported decision-making: Report from a panel event

    Online publication of a collaborative paper ‘Legal capacity, mental capacity and supported decision-making: Report from a panel event’ in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. Authors: Jillian Craigie, Michael Bach, Sándor Gurbai, Arlene Kanter,  Scott Y.H.Kim, Oliver Lewis, Graham Morgan Abstract Against a backdrop of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities having been

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  • Dr Ursula Read on Colourful Radio
    Dr Ursula Read with Sonia Peleon, radio host at Colourful Radio. 20 June 2018.

    Dr Ursula Read with Sonia Poleon, radio host at Colourful Radio. 20 June 2018. On 20 June 2018, Dr Ursula Read, research associate with Work Stream 2, was interviewed by Sonia Poleon on Colourful Radio, which targets Black Caribbean and African audiences. Listen to the broadcast recording below: Ursula spoke about her research into mental health

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  • MHJ at the King’s Policy Institute

    MHJ has contributed to a King’s Policy Institute Policy briefing document entitled: “The Future of the Mental Health Act”. This has been based on 2 policy labs and a wide range of contributions. The briefing document, is feeding into the UK Government’s independent review of the Mental Health Act. To coincide with the publication of the interim

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  • Mental Health & Disabilities, King’s Transnational Law Summit 2018

    On 12 April 2018, a panel workshop event was held at the King’s Transnational Law Summit, bringing together members from across the Mental Health and Justice work streams and invited panel members, to discuss the moral and political concerns motivating current positions on mental incapacity as a basis for limiting legal capacity and the implications

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  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities | Resource
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    Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities United Nations Human Rights Council Thirty-seventh session 26 February–23 March 2018 PDF Download “The Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, submits the present report to the Human Rights Council pursuant to Council resolutions 26/20 and 35/6. “It

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  • Announcement: Bethlem Gallery awarded Wellcome Trust grant

    Today, Bethlem Gallery announced that they have been awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust to lead a four year public programme of research, working in collaboration with the Mental Health & Justice programme. A statement from the gallery follows: “We are very excited to announce we have been awarded a grant from the Wellcome

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  • Problems of Control: Alcohol Dependency & Mental Capacity Tests | MHEL

    Mental Health, Ethics & Law seminar Wednesday 21 February, 2018 “Problems of Control: Alcohol Dependency & Mental Capacity Tests” Seminar Room 1, IoPPN, 16 de Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF, 16.00 – 18.00 Dr Jillian Craigie will speak on the application of mental capacity tests in criminal and civil contexts. This paper investigates the ability of mental incapacity tests

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  • Mapping and Understanding Exclusion in Europe | Resource
    Mapping Exclusion-front Mental Health Justice

    Mapping  Exclusion is one of Mental Health Europe’s main pieces of work and consists of mapping institutional and community care in the field of mental health in Europe. (Downloadable version) The second and revised version of Mapping and Understanding Exclusion was prepared together with The Tizard Centre, University of Kent and officially launched in January 2018. Mapping and

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  • King’s Experience Research Award
    Meryem Cicek receiving award

    Mental Health & Justice congratulates King’s College London student Meryem Cicek for her success winning the Prize for the Best Overall Submission for the King’s Experience Research Award! Meryem provided research assistance for the project “Support and Independence within the Community” led by Hanna Kienzler. During the time of her fellowship, Meryem worked in partnership with the

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