Research and analysis

Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act: literature review

This literature review forms part of the government's review of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

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The literature review covers the wider social and legislative context including human rights, published data-sets and trends, who is detained, where they are held, and for how long, issues over diversity and equality, and the experiences of patients and practitioners including relationships between police and health services.

It contributes to the government’s review of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Published 18 December 2014