The Mental Treatment Act 1917 (7 Geo. V No. 29) allowed people returning from World War I service with 'mental disorders' to be admitted to mental health institutions without the stigma of being certified as insane. It would have been possible for returning service personnel under 21 years of age to be admitted under this Act.
1917 - 1927 Mental Treatment Act 1917
1927 - Mental Treatment Act 1927
Sources used to compile this entry: Mental Treatment Act 1917 [Document], Date: 28 March 1917; Understanding and interpreting mental health legislation and certification documents, 1871-1962 [Document], Date: 2012.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 27 July 2013, Last modified: 15 June 2018