Powys Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service (IMHA)

Powys IMHA

CADMHAS offer Independent Mental Health Act advocacy for Powys:

From August 1st 2016 CADMHAS will provide the Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service in  Powys offering IMHA to anyone being treated for a mental disorder in a hospital or registered establishment. (Up untill August 1st please carry on contacting Advocacy Support Cymru http://www.ascymru.org.uk/ )
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.

To few our leaflet and poster please follow the links 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) please visit our North Wales IMHA page site



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