Ongoing rise in detentions under Mental Health Act may be symptomatic of a system ‘under considerable strain’
The Care Quality Commission have released their report "Mental Health Act – The rise in the use of the MHA to detain people in England".
"There is no single reason why more detentions are being made under the Mental Health Act than ever before, a review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has concluded.
Instead, the rise in detentions is down to a range of different factors, which can vary across the country. Some of these are also indicators of a healthcare system that is under considerable strain."