There used to be a little website which traced a timeline of UK (or possibly just English and Welsh) mental health legislation through the centuries. As I recall it went way back, covering all the old Vagrancy Acts, the 1890 consolidation, and all sorts. It was a fantastic resource, and clearly the result of a lot of work.
I’ve recently been trying to find it again but can’t. I think it might be this one, which is a top result if you search for uk mental health history and similar:
But it’s a dead address. Does anyone know whether there’s any way to access it now? If it’s recoverable it would be a great thing to be hosted on MHLO (if whoever did it agrees of course)