Momentous Day for Mental Health Campaigners

Time To Change indeed: in the UK today, MPs voted in favour of the Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill, which will now go through to the Committee stage. If eventually passed, it will put an end to archaic laws which interfere with the rights of people with mental health problems from participating in jury service and becoming or remaining a company director. It will also change a law that currently stipulates that MPs themselves will lose their seats if sectioned under the Mental Health Act, regardless of recovery.

Read more on the Time To Change campaign website:

http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/news/mps-vote-scrap-outdated-discriminatory-laws

To keep up to date with proceedings now that the Bill has gone to Committee stage use this link:

http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/laws/flash-passage-bill/

Here’s to the next step!

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