Mental Health Charter: submission on inpatient adult psychiatric care

Please find below the full submission from the Mental Health Charter available for download.

Mental Health charter signatories will also be pleased to hear of the attention being paid to a recent open letter denouncing austerity and cuts to mental health services signed and supported by SWAN and Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) alongside a host of prominent psychologists, psychotherapists and allied professions. This letter was published by the Guardian on Friday 17th April 2015 and has been picked up and circulated by trade unions and other organisations:

The Mental Health Charter is still gathering support and making an impact among mental health service users, carers and workers. Please add your name by emailing  – you can also make contact at this address with any coments or correspondence. We especially welcome endorsements of the Charter from individuals, teams and/or organisations.

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