The Mental Health Act 1983 provides a legal framework for assessing, treating and detaining people with mental health disorders. It’s designed to make sure that people who are suffering from mental health issues can receive the care and treatment they need.
When a person is detained under the Mental Health Act, it is important to seek legal advice. At Switalskis, our expert mental capacity solicitors work with you to achieve the best outcome.
It’s important to know the legal rights of the detainee in these cases and to have strong legal backing to support you through the process.
To talk about the specifics of the Mental Health Act 1983, talk to Switalskis today.
At Switalskis, we know that every case is different and each set of circumstances is unique. If you want to challenge a detention, we can work with you throughout this process. It’s better to seek legal advice and representation during this process. We’ll make sure that you understand the legal position of the detainee and that their voice is heard.
We want to make sure everyone is treated fairly and that the client’s rights are upheld at all times. That’s our commitment to every client, and we’ll always give you the chance to be heard.
The Mental Health Act 1983 covers the assessment, treatment and rights of those with mental health disorders. If someone is detained - sometimes referred to as being ‘sectioned’, - they have to stay in hospital so that doctors and hospital staff can carry out relevant assessments and provide any treatments they need.
If you need legal advice relating to the Mental Health Act 1983, including any involuntary detention, call Switalskis as soon as you can on 0800 138 0458 . Alternatively, you can contact us through our website to talk about your situation.