This section provides information about detention under the Mental Health Act. This includes the criteria for detention or ‘sectioning’, information about different sections and the rights of someone who has been detained.Learn more
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) provides a framework to protect vulnerable people over the age of 16 who are not able to make their own decisions. This section looks at the law of mental capacity in more detail.Learn more
This section sets out the law of disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 and how this might apply to people with mental illnesses when they are at work, applying for jobs or using services.
This section aims to give an overview into the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and when it should be used, to prevent people being detained against their will inappropriately.Learn more