Mental Health Act 1983 - Useful Information
Mental Health Act - Code of Practice
This is a document written by the government, working with an Expert Reference Group of service users and carers. It explains how healthcare professionals should apply the Mental Health Act.
You can click on the following to find more information about them:
• Community Treatment Orders (CTOs)
• Discharge from the Mental Health Act
• Going into hospital
• Going into hospital- for carers, friends, and relatives
• Legal advice
• Nearest relative
• Section 117 aftercare
This is a national helpline that gives confidential emotional support for people who are distressed. Local branches offer telephone support and, sometimes, face-to-face support.
Telephone: 116 123. Open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Civil Legal Advice
Civil Legal Advice can help you to find a solicitor who works under legal aid.
Telephone: 0345 345 4 345. Open Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, and Saturday 9am-12.30pm.
Need practical advice & info? We can help.
Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues
0300 5000 927 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm, not including bank holidays