Mental Health Act

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  • Created on: 02-12-18 13:13
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  • Mental Health Act 2007
    • aims to protect those who are at risk of themselves or others
  • provides the legal authourity for a person to be taken to a legal place for assesment
  • provides a definition for a mental disorder
    • gives rights to those with a mental disorder
      • sends out safguards for the person with the mental disorder
        • sectioning
          • sectioning is where a person is taken to be hospital and treated against their wishes
  • this can only happen when they have a mental disorder which puts people in harm
  • also three specially trained people agree tha the person puts people at risk
  • when someone is sectioned they can be given treatment if they dont want it and they have the right to an advocate.

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