The Mental Health Act 1983 – useful organisations

Here you will find a list of useful organisations that may be able to provide you with further information on the Mental Health Act 1983.

Useful organisations

Civil Legal Advice

Telephone
0345 345 4345 (9am–8pm Monday–Friday, 9am–12.30pm Saturday)

Website
www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice

Civil Legal Advice (CLA) can advise people about legal aid. CLA can also help people find a solicitor who works under legal aid.

Law Centre NI

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.lawcentreni.org

Law Centre NI provides free legal advice in Northern Ireland. It advises on specific areas of law including health and social care.

The Law Society

Telephone
020 7242 1222

Website
www.lawsociety.org.uk

The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. It provides details about law firms and solicitors who practise in England and Wales. It also provides information about legal specialisms and fees, as well as tips about what to ask and what to expect from a solicitor.

Mental Health Foundation

Telephone
020 7803 1100

Website
www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live. It provides a wide range of information through its publications and website.

Mind

Telephone
0300 123 3393 

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.mind.org.uk

Mind is a mental health charity that publishes information on all aspects of mental health. It also provides a range of support through 200 local associations.

Rethink Mental Illness

Telephone
0808 801 0525 (1pm–4pm Monday–Friday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.rethink.org

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that provides advice and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through its helpline. It also provides direct services and support groups.

SANE

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.sane.org.uk

SANE is a charity that works to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. Through its helpline it gives help and information to people who are experiencing mental health problems, their families and carers.

Review information

Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.

Reviewed by: Natalie Lee, Senior Social Worker, Approved Mental Health Professional and Best Interests Assessor, and Irene Chenery, Consultant, Harrison Drury Solicitors and member of Solicitors for the Elderly

To give feedback on this information, or for a list of sources, please email our Publications team at [email protected]

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