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