Seni’s law: Use of Force (Mental Health Units) Act 2018

This event is a contribution to the current debate on race, the experience of mental health and mental health services, on detention and deaths in custody. It is open to, everyone including stakeholders, people with lived experience, carers, healthcare, mental health and social care professionals, ‘ activists, members of the legal profession and emergency services.

Use of Force (Mental Health Units) Act 2018 – known as Seni’s Law – and the implementation guidance are the focus of this day.

Seni Lewis died under police restraint in a mental health unit at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in 2010.

His mother, a key collaborator in developing this event, campaigned for the Act and we are now working with her to support its implementation.

Aji and Marcia Rigg, the sister of Sean Rigg who died in 2008, are central voices in the day.

More information and booking details here

Hosted by Maudsley Learning whose vision is to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all through education and training. Part of South London and Maudsley Mental Health Trust.

Published by CHARM Greater Manchester

CHARM, the Community for Holistic, Accessible, Rights Based Mental Health was launched by The Organic Recovery Learning Community in September 2020.

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