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- Those detained or liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, even if they are on Leave of Absence
- Those subject to guardianship
- Community patients subject to community treatment orders
- Conditionally discharged patients
- Patients being considered for section 57 or 58A treatments but are not otherwise subject to the Act (i.e. an ‘informal’ patient)
To find out more about our IMHA service please contact us.
Referrals are made when people have no ‘appropriate’ family and friends who can be consulted and have been assessed as lacking the capacity to make a decision about:
- Any serious medical treatments
- A move to a hospital that would be for more than 28 days
- A move to a care home that would be for more than 8 weeks
- Safety or care which is likely to result in deprivation of liberty
In addition, referrals may be made when people lack capacity to make a decision about either:
- A Care review (where this is no ‘appropriate’ family and friends)
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- An adult who needs care and support
- A carer of an adult
- A carer of a young person who is about to start using adult services
- A young person who is about to start using adult services.
You find it very hard to:
- Understand what is happening and the choices that you have
- Decide what care and support you need
- Tell people what you want
- You do not have any friends or family available (or who feel able) to support you
Advocacy is available if you live at home, in a care home or hospital, or if you are in prison.
If you would like more information on our care act advocacy service please contact us
I’d be lying if I said that anyone with a chronic mental health condition can be totally ‘cured’. But through hard work, determination, and hope, you can create your own toolbox, which will help you manage and enjoy life’s pleasures. I’ve come a long way since my first bout of mental ill health. The small steps that I’ve taken means that I am now at a place where the good days definitely outweigh the bad. I still have bad days, but now I know what to do and how to get myself out of them. It takes time to build your toolbox of self-management, but when you experience moments of pure happiness it makes you proud that you fought the battle.
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