MPs have passed a bill to reduce restraint in mental health units
Over the last two weeks, thousands of you emailed your MPs urging them to vote for the Mental Health Units Bill, which would reduce the dangerous use of force in mental health hospitals.
And on Friday, the bill was passed!
The bill, referred to as Seni’s Law, after a young man who tragically died after being restrained in a mental health unit, gained unanimous supported from MPs and passed the crucial first step.
This is huge win in making sure that children and young people with mental health problems always have their rights upheld in inpatient care. Thank you for helping to make this happen!
But this isn’t the end. There is still much more to do, and we need to keep up the pressure until we see things change for young people in mental health units and their families.
That’s why we also handed in our ALWAYS petition on Friday, along with the National Autistic Society, to show the Government that more than 10,000 people are demanding strong and enforceable rights for children and young people in inpatient care.
Stay updated with Seni’s Law and the Always campaign here: www.youngminds.org.uk/always