Mind believes that the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 needs to be reformed. It is over 30 years old, it is discriminatory and it does not reflect the values of non-discrimination, autonomy, choice and equality that underpin how we regard people with disabilities, including mental health problems. We take the opportunity to look at some of what Mind regards as the key problems with the MHA 1983 and consider how it can be improved. Note that each of these topics could form the basis of an article in itself. Mental disorder The MHA 1983 relates to the 'reception, care and ...