Mental health act

Member of staff and service user

Mental health act

Admissions to hospital

Most people who receive treatment in hospitals or psychiatric units for mental health conditions are there voluntarily and have the same rights as people receiving treatment for physical illnesses. However, a small number of patients may need to be compulsorily detained under a section of the Mental Health Act (1983). This law explains who is involved in the decision about compulsory admission or detention, and the individual’s or their nearest relative’s right of appeal.

In the document library below, you will find leaflets based on Department of Health information and advice on patients' rights when detained under the Mental Health Act. They come in 25 different languages.

We very much hope that patients, carers, voluntary organisations and health services find them useful.

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If you require further information about the Mental Health Act in a different language, please visit the translated leaflets in the document folder below. Here, you will find lots of information about the Mental Health Act, including information on sections as well as guardianship and a general overview. 

Leaflets are available in the following languages; Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Sylheti, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese. If you require this information in an alternative leaflet please contact the PALS team here: www.nhft.nhs.uk/pals 

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Guardianship Sec 7 [Tam].pdf 36KB PDF Translated leaflet Tamil 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7-Persian.pdf 578KB PDF Translated leaflet Farsi 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7.pdf 53KB PDF Translated leaflet Hindi 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7.pdf 175KB PDF Translated leaflet Lithuanian 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7.pdf 89KB PDF Translated leaflet Russian 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7.pdf 84KB PDF Translated leaflet Turkish 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_AR.pdf 735KB PDF Translated leaflet Arabic 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_FRE.pdf 151KB PDF Translated leaflet French 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_FRE.pdf 151KB PDF Translated leaflet Gujarati 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_KO.pdf 148KB PDF Translated leaflet Korean 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_Mandarin Chinese.pdf 390KB PDF Translated leaflets Mandarin 15 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_PL_amended.pdf 87KB PDF Translated leaflet Polish 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_Pt.pdf 55KB PDF Translated leaflet Portuguese 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_Pun.pdf 48KB PDF Translated leaflet Punjabi 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_sp.pdf 46KB PDF Translated leaflet Spanish 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_SW.PDF 25KB PDF Translated leaflet Swahili 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_Sylheti.pdf 60KB PDF Translated leaflet Sylheti 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_Urdu.pdf 95KB PDF Translated leaflet Urdu 12 Oct 2018
Guardianship Sec 7_vietnamese.pdf 94KB PDF Translated leaflets Vietnamese 15 Oct 2018
Guardianship Section 37.rtf 123KB RTF Leaflet about guardianship section 37 06 Mar 2017