This section is about detention under the Mental Health Act 1983. This is sometimes called ‘sectioning’. We explain why you may be detained, and what rights you have. If you care for someone who has been detained, you might also find this information useful.Learn more
Mental capacity means you have ability to make your own decisions. If you lose mental capacity the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) protects you and your rights. You may lose mental capacity because of your mental illness. This section explains mental capacity and how the MCA works.Learn more
This section gives information about community treatment orders (CTO). It explains how your CTO is made and what your rights are. It explains how you can challenge your CTO if you do not agree with it.
This section explains if you can get free after-care under section 117 (pronounced ‘one-one-seven’) of the Mental Health Act 1983. It explains what services you might get and when your care will end.Learn more