Looking for clients who have experienced abuse/ill-treatment

To refer potential cases of abuse/ill-treatment to MDAC, please click here.

'Net beds' used in Czech psychiatric hospitals. © MDAC.

MDAC uses law to secure equality, inclusion and justice. Our strategic litigation helps people and it also sparks wider changes to laws and policies. We are currently looking for people with mental health issues (psychosocial disabilities) or intellectual disabilities who have, since January 2015, experienced abuse or ill-treatment such as:

            -          Physical or sexual abuse in mental health or social care settings  

            -          Psychiatric medication, causing serious unwanted side effects

            -          Extreme neglect

            -          Denial of healthcare

            -          Physical or chemical restraints, solitary confinement

We are looking for people from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Slovenia. If you know someone whose case fits these criteria, please fill out this form and email it to referrals@mdac.org and we will get in touch with you.

We and Hogan Lovells (a law firm that is helping us on a pro bono basis) will keep your information confidential. We cannot guarantee that we can help you or the person you tell us about and we will give you reasons if we cannot help. 


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