When someone is admitted to hospital they can be detained under the Mental Health Act. This can be very distressing, and sometimes people who are being detained feel powerless and unable to ask questions or get information.
Independent mental health advocacy can help. The support of a trained advocate can help someone understand:
Advocates are fully-trained to work with patients detained under the Mental Health Act. Their experience and knowledge can help ensure that patients are involved in the decisions that are made about them.
If you are eligible and would like to have a mental health advocate, you can contact The Advocacy People at:
Tel: 0300 34 35 728 (local rate from landlines)
Text: PEOPLE to 80800
The Advocacy People,
P.O. Box 375,