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