The Mental Health Act..... and you!
MHAS, working in partnership across North Wales covers the Gwynedd and Anglesey area offering IMHA to anyone being treated for a mental disorder in a hospital or registered establishment.
IMHA is available to people who are
- Detained or liable to be detained under the 1983 Mental Health Act?
- Subject to guardianship under the Act?
- Community patient subject to Community Treatment Orders?
- Conditionally discharged?
- Being considered for Section 57 or 58a treatments but are not otherwise subject to the Act (informal patient)?
- An inpatient in hospital?
- Being assessed or receiving treatment for a mental health problem whilst you are in hospital?
- Detained in hospital under Section 4, 5(2) or 5(4)?
You have a RIGHT to have an IMHA who can help you to
- Get access to information
- Find out about your rights
- Explore options, make informed decisions and support you with your care plan
- Get support & legal representation
- Feel valued & fight discrimination
IMHAs may also provide non-instructed advocacy when helping patients who are unable to express their wishes clearly, or at all. When providing non-instructed advocacy, the IMHA will represent the patient’s wishes (as far as they are known) and ensure the patient’s rights are respected.
- IMHA Services for Gwynedd and Ynys Mon
- Telephone referrals: 01248 354127
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leaflet: Download
- Referral Form: Download