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SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.

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New draft legislation to reform the Mental Health Act announced

11 May 2022

New draft legislation to reform the Mental Health Act announced

The Government has pledged its commitment to bring forward a new draft bill to modernise the Mental Health Act.

The draft Mental Health Act Reform Bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech (PDF 406KB), which sets out the government’s legislative agenda for the next parliamentary year, and was read out …

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Troubled mental health trust’s watchdog warning is ‘only the tip of the iceberg’

29 Apr 2022

Troubled mental health trust’s watchdog warning is ‘only the tip of the iceberg’

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has been warned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that it must improve.

The CQC’s latest report into the trust, which serves a population of just over 1.6 million people, rated its services ‘inadequate’ and inspectors have served it with a warning notice. The …

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SANE calls for help to shape future mental health services

12 Apr 2022

SANE calls for help to shape future mental health services

SANE is urging everyone concerned to join us in helping to shape future mental health services after the government launched a public consultation on a new 10-year mental health plan.

The public, people of all ages with lived experience of mental health conditions, health and care professionals, and those who …

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Inquiry examines 1,500 deaths in Essex mental health services

28 Mar 2022

Inquiry examines 1,500 deaths in Essex mental health services

A public inquiry has learned of the deaths of 1,500 people who were in the care of Essex mental health services over a 21-year period.

The Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry is the first of its kind in England and is investigating matters surrounding the deaths of mental health inpatients …

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