WHO MiNDbank: More Inclusiveness Needed in Disability and Development

A database of resources covering mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development

United Kingdom - England and Wales: Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides

This section contains ‘stand alone’ mental health legislation as well as general health and disability legislation, where these have integrated mental health issues in a substantial way.  The absence of ‘stand alone’ mental health legislation or the absence of general health or disability legislation covering mental health in a substantial way, does not mean that mental health is not at all covered in a country’s general health or disability legislation.

 This section also includes, ordinances, directives, regulations, implementation guides for legislation and other similar legislative instruments.


4 items in this collection.


Mental Health Act 1983

Act of Parliament (1983)

England and Wales

Code of practice: Mental Health Act 1983

Department of Health and Social Care (2015)

England and Wales

Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice

Department for Constitutional Affairs (2013)

England and Wales

Mental Health (Wales) Measures 2010

United Kingdom Parliament (2010)

England and Wales

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