Paul Harrison · Locked Up in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the Mental Health Act

Lockdown saw all of us losing freedoms we’d previously taken for granted. But patients detained under the Mental Health Act had experience of this already.

From March, patients were limited to almost zero contact with the outside world, as care providers attempted to keep COVID-19 off the wards.

I’ve been exploring how mental health services have coped with the pandemic, following the stories of those involved.

A warning – this programme contains sensitive content that some listeners may find upsetting.