Discharge from the Mental Health Act
This page looks at how your detention under sections 2, 3 and 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983 can end. Detention means that you are taken to hospital against your will. This is also known as sectioning. For more information on sectioning please see our ‘Mental Health Act’ page. This page looks at how you can be discharged from the Mental Health Act. This page is for people who experience mental illness and their carers.
Community Treatment Orders
This section gives information about community treatment orders (CTO). It explains how your CTO is made and what your rights are. It explains how you can challenge your CTO if you don’t agree with it. This section is for people living with mental illness and their carers.
Discrimination and mental health
This page looks at what to do if someone has treated you unfairly because of your mental illness. It explains the Equality Act 2010 and how it might apply to you when you are at work, applying for jobs or using services. The Equality Act applies in England, Scotland and Wales.