Evaluating the Implementation of the Mental Health Act Amendments

The National Institute of Mental Health in England (NIMHE) and the Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP)  - currently reshaped as the National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU) - led the implementation of the 2007 amendments to the Mental Health Act (1983). The Mental Health Foundation was commissioned to conduct an evaluation of this work. Survivor Research  undertook the evaluation, collecting feedback from a range of stakeholders including regional and Trust-level implementation team members, frontline staff, service users, carers, CAMHS staff, and social workers.The report was submitted to NMHDU in September 2009.