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Currently one in five people do not feel safe while in the care of the NHS mental health service
Mental health services need to improve how they provide care and treatment for people detained under the Mental Health Act, so that their human rights are respected, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found.
The CQC looked at the care and treatment people receive when they are held under various sections of the Mental Health Act during 2018/19 and found that services need to do more to ensure that human rights principles and frameworks are applied and their impact on people is continuously reviewed and updated.
A report published by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has also found that one in five people do not feel safe while in the care of the NHS mental health service.
When asked to share details of their experiences, one survey participant said that after they attempted to take their own life and another respondent said that they felt they had been ‘talked over and about, not to’.