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Mental Health Act 1983 - wall chart

New edition, January 2021. This wallchart shows the most commonly used detention powers in an accessible and practical way. It provides a long term and invaluable means to communicate key information on the Act to all staff groups involved in mental health services and also service users. The wallchart is a quick and effective reference point for staff to check on the correct use of the legislation in daily practice. Sections 2, 3, 5(2), 5(4), 37, 135, 136, Community Treatment Orders (CTO), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Guardianship are all summarised under the following headings:

  • Purpose of section
  • Legal criteria
  • Duration Staff involved
  • Treatment powers
  • Leave of absence
  • Duties on staff
  • Right of appeal
  • Right to advocacy
  • Ways to be discharged
  • Forms required

Full colour – A1 size (59 x 84cm)

Mental Health Act 1983 - wall chart

  • If you are a local authority, NHS Trust, CCG or other organisation and do not have a corporate payment card to make payment online then an order can be made through invoice. Please email to request this.

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