NSF has launched a campaign for 'decent care and treatment', better monitoring of mental health services and more independent advocacy in the wake of its survey. It found:
35 per cent of respondents had been turned away by services when seeking help;
25 per cent had been refused hospital admission;
69 per cent felt a legal right to adequate care and treatment would be the biggest improvement in a new act;
58 per cent thought introducing compulsory treatment in the community was a good idea, although 33 per cent thought it would stop people seeking help.