An Agenda for Reform Mental Health Alliance June 2017 “The Mental Health Act is not fit for purpose. We urgently call for a review of the Act, so that together we can protect the rights and improve care for some of the most vulnerable people in the health system.” Link
For people with Bipolar Affective Disorder, a self-binding (advance) directive (SBD), by which they commit themselves to treatment during future episodes of mania, even if unwilling, can seem the most rational way to deal with an imperfect predicament. Knowing that mania will almost certainly cause enormous damage to themselves, their preferred solution may well be
Core member Workstream 3: Advance Directives Consultant psychiatrist Lambeth Home Treatment Team South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) and visiting senior lecturer, KCL. Larry is a senior clinician in SLAM with expertise in affective disorder and crisis services. He will be clinical lead for the NHS implementation phase of Work Stream 3 as
Principal Investigator Workstream 3 & 6: Advance Directives (WS3) & Contested Assessment (WS6) Clinical senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, KCL and honorary consultant psychiatrist. Gareth has expertise in mixed methods, psychiatric phenomenology, mental health, ethics and law as well as policy. He will lead on Work Stream 3 and Work
Core member Workstream 3 & 6 Advance Directives (WS3) & Contested Assessment (WS6) Barrister at 39 Essex Street Chambers and visiting research fellow at the Dickson Poon School of Law, KCL. Alex has expertise in mental health and capacity law, policy and guidelines. He will work as a senior legal researcher on WS6. He will
Research Network Chief executive Bipolar UK. Susan runs the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with Bipolar. She will help with research within WS3 particularly service user communications and guidelines for service users and carers.
Core member Workstream 3: Advance Directives Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychological Medicine, KCL. Tania has expertise in mental health, ethics and law, with areas of interest including: advance decision-making and decision making-capacity; the ethics of coercion and leverage within psychiatry; personhood and mental disorder; and stigma. She will work as co-lead on