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The number of detentions under the Mental Health Act has increased by nearly 10% in England during 2014/2015.

This includes individuals with a mental health condition who have been formally detained in hospital or who are subject to Community Treatment Orders (also known as Supervised Community Treatment).

Suzanne Hudson, Chief Executive of Bipolar UK, said, "We're concerned to see the jump in the number of people being detained under the Mental Health Act. Consistent with the significant rise in individuals and families seeking support from Bipolar UK, the figures suggest that NHS mental health services are not supporting individuals with mental health problems early enough.

"If we were talking about a physical illness, there would be a public outcry. The millions of individuals and families affected by mental illness today deserve better."

The full report can be found on the Health & Social Care Information Centre website.