GRC 2019

Sample email to appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber)


Hope you are well + thank you for all you do ...
I would like to challenge this decision + apply to the first-tier tribunal.

As I am a bit dyslexic, I may need support with the forms.
While Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust are acting within the freedom of information act ? they are failing in their safeguarding duties by not gathering this information ...

They are not gathering evidence regarding human rights abuses within their organisation or releasing this to the public.
This is an obvious breach of international law ? + national law (Seni's law  -

I expect you know BAME + people of colour are over represented in the mental health system?
New podcast: Covid-19, racism and the roots of health inequality

This recent article maybe of interest?
Society / Psychiatrists urge new leader to rid profession of institutional racism

You may also be interested in our recent petition?
Abolish the Mental Health Act – PETITION – PLEASE SIGN!

If you think it is a good idea please sign + promote?

We are currently using the freedom of information act to gather information around restraints, electro convulsive treatment, seclusion, meds errors + serious incidents

We are asking questions relating specifically to people of colour (apologise if this is not the correct term) to demonstrate institutional problems?

It is an expansion of ongoing work ...

Here is a video that hopefully explains

The data ( if we are given access to it )speaks for itself.
Each admission, each electro convulsive treatment , restraint, each seclusion, each serious incident, each medication error is a human rights abuse.

We just need to listen?
Alexis Quinn?

Act wisely?
We are not using public money – our money well (each admission costs at least £18K)
We need to learn from Italy, Finland, Manchester and others.

Work together?
How will we put the change we need into action? not just strategy papers?
We need the other part of this “picture” the data from the Haven and community.

In summary my aims are ...
All Mental Health Hospitals should be closed as per Italy; the Haven/ respite/ Home Group model should be adopted - which is part of the NHS long term plan.
The Mental Health Act should be abolished, one of the few areas of law where you can be locked away for something you may do, by people who have a vested interest in locking you away
(James Davies work CRACKED why psychiatry is doing more harm than good is relevant here?)

People should be supported to come off psychiatric drugs if this is their wish ...
Antipsychotics Associated with Severe COVID-19 and Fatal Outcomes

Move from a Medical model of distress to a social / Human Rights model of distress ...

From Paternalism to human rights ...

Citizen assemblies, community right to buy, community commissioning, participatory budgeting?

Hope you have a great 2020

In love + solidarity
Wendy Micklewright