Understanding Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) for mental health staff

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Social Care Institute for Excellence (Great Britain)
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Date of publication
1 October 2014
At a glance; 67
Mental health services
Social welfare
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Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) is a statutory right for people who have been detained under most sections of the Mental Health Act or who are on a community treatment order (CTO). This briefing describes the role of IMHA, who is eligible, and what mental health staff can do to support people who use services to access IMHA support.

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