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The Mental Health (Anti-Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill, which has already passed all its stages in the House of Commons, received its second reading in the House of Lords.
The bill continues to enjoy all-party support and there were no votes against.
The bill is planned to repeal four pieces of legislation that prevent people with mental health problems from participating fully in society.
Replying to the debate, Lord Wallace of Saltaire said “Shifting public behaviour and public attitudes requires a major, substantial and sustained change in the public at large, in effect, a wide social movement. Organisations representing the interests of people with mental health conditions are campaigning to inspire people to work together to end discrimination surrounding mental health. For more information please click here: