Advocacy – Mental Health

We provide IMHA services across Birmingham City. This is a statutory independent mental health advocacy service for people who need support with their rights under the mental health act.

What is an IMHA?

If you are being detained under a Mental Health Section, you are legally entitled to help and support from an Independent Mental Health Advocate.

Advocates can support you with understanding and getting information about your rights under the Act, the parts of the Act that apply to you, and the medical treatments you may be given.

Certain staff have a duty to make sure you understand that help is available to you from IMHA services and how you can get that help. You can speak to professionals like nurses and social workers and they can make a referral on your behalf.

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