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Section 136 of The Mental Health Act 1983
If a constable finds in a place to which the public have access a person who appears to him to be suffering from mental disorder and to be in immediate need...
Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 10:08 PM
Compulsory admission to hospital: part 2 of the Act
Under the Mental Health Act, if you have a “mental disorder” (see Glossary), you can be admitted to hospital against your wishes (becoming a formal patient)...
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 2:06 PM
Detention under the Mental Health Act
The Mental Health Act is the law which sets out when you can be  admitted, detained and treated in hospital against your wishes. It is also known as being ‘...
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 2:24 PM
West Midlands Street Triage
In January 2014 BSMHFT joined forces with West Midlands Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service to launch a pilot Street Triage scheme. This sees a menta...
Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 1:24 PM