To: Members of Parliament

Back Seni’s Law

Back Seni’s Law

It’s time to stop deaths in custody and mental health units. Please support the private member's bill calling for the end of the use of inappropriate force against people using mental health services

Why is this important?

Thornton Heath resident Seni Lewis died in a mental health hospital after he was pinned face-down by 11 police officers until he stopped breathing. We must stop the use of excessive force that killed Seni and too many other mental health patients like him.

Steve Reed MP is bringing a new law to Parliament. It will create accountability and transparency in the mental health services and tackle the unconscious bias that means too many members of our black community are treated differently. No one else should suffer like Seni did, and every citizen from every background should feel safe when using NHS mental health services.

We need YOUR help to get Seni’s Law onto the statute books. Show your support for Steve Reed’s new law by signing the petition and asking your friends and family to sign too. We’ll keep you in touch with the campaign.

Together, we can make our mental health services safe and equal for everyone.


Reasons for signing

  • Mental health patients are ill they are not criminals and unless they are a danger to someone or themselves should not be controlled by police officers who are not trained or have the skills to treat them we nead to build more special units to house them,but they don't have loud voices we must be that voice
  • Mental health units are stretched to breaking point. Not enough well-trained staff on duty, therefore too much reliance on force and restraint, and medication.
  • I never agreed with Virginia Bottomleys ‘Care in the Community’ scheme. And the proof is in the pudding, as they say!!

Updates

2017-10-27 21:27:57 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2017-10-06 11:00:07 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2017-10-05 20:12:41 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2017-09-29 13:16:14 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2017-09-26 18:00:37 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-09-26 15:19:34 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-09-08 21:20:50 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-09-08 13:02:32 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-09-08 09:48:24 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-09-07 09:22:49 +0100

10 signatures reached