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The Mental Health Act: A Human Rights Perspective

National Hearing Voices Network

Friday, 27 April 2018 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)

The Mental Health Act: A Human Rights Perspective

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Current HVN Member (Group or Individual) Ended Free £0.00
Non-Member (Waged) Ended £20.00 £0.00
Non-Member (Unwaged) Ended £5.00 £0.00

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Event Details

The English National Hearing Voices Network, presents ...

The Mental Health Act: A Human Rights Perspective (followed by our AGM)

Friday 27th April 2018, 10.00*am - 4.30pm. Our AGM will take place from 5-5.30pm.
*Registration from 9.30am

@ Amnesty International 17-25 New Inn Yard London, EC2A 3EA


Does the Mental Health Act work- and for whom?


Is compulsory treatment a human rights violation?


How can a Mental Health Act ensure people's dignity?


In this one day event, we invite you to join us to explore the mental health act from a human rights perspective.


Speakers include:

Dr Jacqui Dillon (HVN England)

Dr Colin King (St George's University of London)

Professor Nimisha Patel (University of East London)

Professor John Read (HVN England)

Dr Helen Spandler (University of Central Lancashire and Managing Editor: Asylum: the magazine for Democratic Psychiatry)


We will be creating space for discussion, reflection and exploration of the impact the Mental Health Act has had on each of us (and those we care about), and the changes you would like to see happen in the forthcoming review. 


Share your views and experience with us and contribute to our statement on the MHA.


We welcome anyone who has personal, or professional interest in the Mental Health Act - with a particular focus on how this impacts on those of us who hear voices, see visions or have other similar sensory perceptions.


This event is FREE for all current HVN members (individual or group). You can join at

£20: Waged non-members

£5: Unwaged non-members

Whilst we are a small charity, we want to ensure this event is accessible as possible. If you are a current HVN member and are genuinely unable to attend because of the cost of travel, please let us know. We don't have much money - but if we can help out at all we will try to. Email us at and let us know a bit about your situation.

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HVN Annual General Meeting

National Hearing Voices Network is a registered charity (no. 1094021). If you would like to become a member, please see We are having our AGM after this event, from 5.00 - 5.30pm in the same venue. We welcome members and non-members at our AGM. You do not need to come to the daytime event in order to attend our AGM. If you can, please let us know you intend to come by emailing us at so we can make sure we have space.

Do you have questions about The Mental Health Act: A Human Rights Perspective? Contact National Hearing Voices Network

When & Where

Amnesty International UK
17-25 New Inn Yard
EC2A 3EA London
United Kingdom

Friday, 27 April 2018 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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National Hearing Voices Network

The National Hearing Voices Network is a charity that offers information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.

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