Mental health

  • An overview of the mental health category, including links to documents on mental health services, community care, and the Mental Health Act 2001.
  • An outline of mental health services, treatment options, and a list of medical professionals involved in mental heath care.

  • This document describes the roles and functions of mental health professionals.

  • There are certain rules about voluntary and involuntary admissions to psychiatric hospitals and units.

  • Patients in psychiatric hospitals have important rights that are set down by law. Find out about these rights and how to appeal against detention.

  • The main function of the Mental Health Commission is to ensure high standards in mental health services throughout the country.

  • This document describes the Inspector of Mental Health Services who is appointed under the Mental Health Act 2001.

  • The Mental Health Act 2001 introduced important changes to rules about admission to psychiatric hospitals, monitoring and regulation of hospitals and legal rights of patients.