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Attachments:  Forensic lunchtime talk-May

Our next Forensic Seminar is on…

Date:  Thursday 30th May 2013

Time:  12.00 pm

Venue:  A06, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU Read the rest of this entry »

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Enter the dragon: welcoming China’s first mental health law

By Steph Sampson, Systematic Reviewer for CSzG


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Research by the WHO has shown that mental health problems have overtaken cancer and heart disease in terms of ‘burden’ on the Chinese healthcare system. Approximately 7% of the population (1.35 billion people) are affected by mental illness and up until now, only five cities in China held municipal mental health regulations, with no concrete national legislation.

On October 26 2012, the first national mental health law of the People’s Republic of China was adopted by the National People’s Congress, after almost 27 years of planning and drafting. This signifies an incredibly huge step into the realm of recognition of individual rights for people with mental disorders. But what does this law mean for people with mental illnesses in China? Read the rest of this entry »