Our mission is to be a leading and
independent voice in promoting a society where people with mental
illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions are
treated fairly, have their rights respected, and have appropriate
support to live the life of their choice.
We do this by empowering individuals and their carers,
monitoring mental health and incapacity law, and influencing and
challenging service providers and policy makers.
Individuals may be vulnerable because they are less able at
times to safeguard their own interests. They can have restrictions
placed on them in order to receive care and treatment. When this
happens, we make sure it is legal and ethical. We draw on our
experience of health and social care, and service users