Our Mental Health Act (MHA) Team need your help - The 1983 Act is a legal power that enables the Trust to detain a person for assessment or treatment for a mental disorder.
Depending upon which section of the Act is used determines what you can or can’t do. When the process is not followed correctly it may result in a case for unlawful detention, which means a patient has been deprived of their liberty without the legal authorisation.
So here are some typical scenarios which can lead to incorrect process:
All the above could mean the process wasn’t followed correctly by the ward/ senior nurse/ Doctor who fills in the paperwork
How to make a difference
Pictured left to right: Michelle Woolley (Mental Health Act Administrator), Kelly Reittie (MHA/MCA Admin Manager), Vicky Thersby (Head of Safeguarding) and Carly Thimm (MHA/MCA Manager)