Mental health services

Page last updated: 12 May 2022
Organisations we regulate

In this section of our website you can get an overview of our regulation of mental health care. This includes our work identifying where and how improvements can be made, including protecting people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act (MHA).

Mental health

If you provide specialist mental health services, find out more about your responsibilities and the work that we do.

CQC Mental health bulletin

Our bulletin looks at some of the themes arising from recent mental health inspections and flags examples of good practice.

Mental health bulletin - September 2015

Mental health bulletin - May 2015

Mental Health Act Code of Practice consultation



Highlights from the mental health and mental capacity section:

Mental Capacity Act

Find out more about the Mental Capacity Act and deprivation of liberty safeguards, including your duties and responsibilities by reading the documents below.

Briefing for providers

Briefing for providers on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

See our Mental Capacity Act page

Reviews, surveys and reports

Read our range of publications looking at the safety and quality of mental health care that people receive.