Independent Mental Health Act Review Carer Survey

Closed 6 Apr 2018

Opened 16 Mar 2018





The Mental Health Act 1983 is the law in England and Wales that covers assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental disorder. This includes when a person can be admitted, detained, and treated in hospital without their agreement.

This Independent Review of the Mental Health Act was set up in October to review how the law was used and how practice can improve. You can find out more about the review here. As part of this, the review wants to listen to all of the people who have experience with the Mental Health Act to help them have their say about what future practice and/or law should look like.

This survey is aimed at service users and carers with experience of the Mental Health Act.

The survey will begin with a few short questions to find out a bit more about you before you tell us about your experiences. 

We want to encourage you to tell us about all of your experiences, this may be one or more. We will keep what you tell us in confidence, and you will not be able to be identified in any reports from this survey.



  • Carers
  • Service users


  • Mental health