Mental Health Act 1983: patient information leaflets

Department of Health and Social Care, June 2018

The leaflets are designed to help hospitals and local social services authorities (LSSAs) provide written information to patients who have been detained under section 135 or 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983. The leaflets explain to the person:

  • why they are in hospital
  • what to expect during this section
  • their rights
  • what could happen afterwards

The leaflets contain form fields for healthcare professionals to enter the expiry date and time of the patient’s detention.  The leaflets are non-statutory and hospitals or LSSAs are not obliged to use them.

Click here to access this resource.

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Help and support after the Manchester attack

NHS Choices, June 2017

The NHS have published information to support people affected by the terror attack in Manchester.  The information provides guidance on managing your mental wellbeing and that of others and how to seek help if you need it.

Click here to view the guidance.

Easy read childhood nasal flu leaflet

Public Health England, September 2016

This leaflet is aimed at children with learning difficulties who are offered the nasal flu vaccination. It provides easy to read advice on:

  • the flu virus and why you need the vaccine
  • signs and symptoms of flu
  • how the nasal flu spray is given

Click here to access the leaflet.