Independent Bodies

These are bodies concerned with mental health issues which work closely with the Mental Health Service but function completely independently from the Mental Health Service.

They include SUN (Service Users’ Network), a Manx service User led charity which provides a voice for people with mental health problems. SUN also provides advice and support and challenges stigma and discrimination concerning mental ill-health.

Another Independent body, The Mental Health Commission, is concerned with safeguarding the rights and welfare of people being cared for under the Mental Health Act.