North Wales Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

CADMHAS also offers Independent Mental Health Advocacy for Conwy and Denbighshire:

CADMHAS, working in partnership across North Wales covers the Conwy and Denbighshire area offering IMHA to anyone being treated for a mental disorder in a hospital or registered establishment.
To people who are detained or liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act, Subject to Guardianship under the Act, Community Patient subject to Community Treatment Orders.

If you or a relative or a patient of yours is…

  • Detained or liable to be detained under the 1983 Mental Health Act?
  • Subject to guardianship under the Act?
  • Community patient subject to Community Treatment Orders?
  • Conditionally discharged?
  • Being considered for Section 57 or 58a treatments but are not otherwise subject to the Act (informal patient)?
  • An inpatient in hospital?
  • Being assessed or receiving treatment for a mental health problem whilst you are in hospital?
  • Detained in hospital under Section 4, 5(2) or 5(4)?

You have a RIGHT to have an IMHA who can help you to…

  • Get access to information
  • Find out about your rights
  • Explore options, make informed decisions and support you with your care plan
  • Get support & legal representation
  • Feel valued & fight discrimination

This service is free, confidential and non-judgemental

You should be advised of your right to an IMHA on assessment under the Act.

To make a referral please down load the document below.


Our leaflet and posters can be viewed and downloaded below:




If you need to speak to an IMHA Advocate please call our IMHA answer-phone service on 01745 816501.

For more information about the role of an IMHA please follow the link below:

The role of the independent mental health advocate (IMHA) (Polish)



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