Your doctor may offer you medication if you have a mental illness. Sometimes you might not want to take medication or feel it is not right for you. This factsheet has some suggestions about you can try and deal with problems with medication.Download
Mental capacity is the ability to make your own decisions. If you lose mental capacity the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) protects you and your rights. Sometimes you could lose mental capacity because of your mental illness. This factsheet explains mental capacity and how the MCA works.Download
This factsheet gives information about detention under the Mental Health Act 1983. This is also known as being ‘sectioned’. It explains what the Mental Health Act is, why you may be detained and what rights you have if you are. If you care for someone who has been detained, you might also find it useful.Download
Mental Health SOS - your started guide to mental illness and what you can do to help someone who is unwell.
If someone is unwell they might need help from you with their money or benefits. This factsheet explains the options for you to help with a person’s money or benefits.Download
In this factsheet we refer to the person who needs help as ‘your relative’ and to you as ‘their carer.’ But we understand that you may not be a relative. In this factsheet we will call banks, building societies, credit unions and similar organisations ‘financial institutions’.