In most cases when people are treated in hospital or another mental health facility, they have agreed or volunteered to be there. You may be referred to as a voluntary patient.
But there are cases when a person can be detained, also known as sectioned, under the Mental Health Act (1983) and treated without their agreement.
The Mental Health Act (1983) is the main piece of legislation that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder.
These essential guides to the Mental Health Act 1983 are a crucial insight tool for any professional working in mental health law, this specialist work reproduces the Act and its associated rules and regulations.