Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

You should know about IMHA 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)?

An Independent Mental Health Advocate who can help you to …

  • Get access to information
  • Find out about your rights
  • Explore actions, make informed decisions and take part in putting together care plans
  • Get support & representation
  • Feel valued
  • Fight discrimination

find a local service

To contact your Independent Mental Health Advocate phone…

  • Gwynedd and Ynys Môn01248 354127
  • Conwy and Denbighshire01745 816501
  • Flintshire and Wrexham01352 759175

The IMHA service is free, confidential and non-judgemental