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Mental Health Act explained

When you are detained under the Mental Health Act, you are made to stay in hospital for assessment or treatment. These videos explain your rights.

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Media last reviewed: 16/07/2015

Next review due: 16/07/2017

The Mental Health Act

Find out when you could be detained under the Mental Health Act, including your rights

What is the Mental Capacity Act?

The Mental Capacity Act can help protect and empower you to make your own decisions about your care and treatment if you lack mental capacity