Mental Health Act

View the following Easy Read sections of the Mental Health Act here

  • Community order
  • Section 2 - Being detained
  • Section 3 - Admission to hospital for treatment
  • Section 4 - Admission to hospital for assessment in an emergency
  • Section 5 - Holding powers
  • Section 17 - Leave
  • Section 117 - Support when leaving hospital
  • Section 35 - Admission to hospital through the courts for report
  • Section 36 - Section 35 - Admission to hospital through the courts for treatment
  • Section 37 - Court decisions
  • Section 37-41 - Courts and Home Secretary decisions
  • Section 47 - Moving from prison to hospital
  • Section 48 - Becoming unwell whilst in prison