The Mental Health Act and Guardianship - other resources

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

Law Society

113 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1PL

T 020 7242 1222 (general enquiries)
E Contact form on website

The body representing solicitors in England and Wales. It provides details of law firms and solicitors practising in England and Wales, and useful information about legal specialties and fees, as well as tips about what to ask and what to expect from a solicitor.

Mental Health Foundation

Colechurch House
1 London Bridge Walk
London SE1 2SX

T 020 7803 1100
E Contact form on website

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 does not run a helpline, but produces a wide range of information through its publications and website.


Mind infoline
Unit 9, Cefn Coed Parc
Cardiff CF15 7QQ

T 0300 123 3393 (Mindinfoline 9am-6pm weekdays)
[email protected]

Mental health charity that publishes information on all aspects of mental health and provides a range of support through 200 local associations.

Rethink Mental Illness

89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP

T 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday,
[email protected]

Charity providing advice and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through their helpline. They also provide direct services and support groups.


St Mark's Studios
14 Chillingworth Road
London, N7 8QJ

T 0203 805 1790
0300 304 7000 (Helpline, 6pm-11pm daily)
[email protected]

Charity working to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. It provides help and information to those experiencing mental health problems, their families and carers through the helpline.

Other information

Last reviewed: March 2012
Last updated: October 2015
Next review due: October 2018

Reviewed by: Natalie Melling, Best Interests Assessor and Caroline Bielanska, Director, Solicitors for the Elderly

This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.

A list of sources is available on request.


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