Mental Health Rights

Those with mental health conditions do not often consider themselves ‘disabled’ however they often do have rights under the Equality Act 2010.

The Mental Health Act 1983 details the treatment, assessment, and rights of those with mental health conditions.

The Mental Capacity Act is set out to protect those with learning disabilities as well as mental health conditions. The framework offers guidelines for professionals, careers and family regarding various decisions and situations.

Health Rights

The Equality Act 2010 entitles disabled people to rights that prevent discrimination or harassment within access to health services and social services. This is inclusive of the services provided at GP’s and hospitals.

Adjustments must be made to allow disabled access where it is reasonable for the service provider. This can include healthcare and social services information in an accessible format.

Education Rights

The Equality Act 2010 also prevents unlawful discrimination of education providers against disabled pupils, students and adult learners.