What happens when sectioned UK?

What happens when sectioned UK?

Being sectioned (in England and Wales) Being sectioned means being admitted to hospital whether or not you agree to it. The legal authority for your admission to hospital comes from the Mental Health Act rather than from your consent. This is usually because you are unable or unwilling to consent.

What happens when a person gets sectioned?

If you are sectioned, you can be kept in hospital, stopped from leaving the ward and given treatment for your mental health problems, possibly without your consent. If you are sectioned, you normally have the right to get help from someone called an independent mental health advocate (IMHA).

What does sectioning mean in the UK?

Section. Being ‘sectioned’ means that you are kept in hospital under the Mental Health Act. The length of time that you can be kept in hospital depends on which section you are detained under.

Can I refuse to be sectioned?

Under Section 2, you can’t refuse treatment. However some treatments can’t be given to you without your consent unless certain criteria are met.

How do I become sectioned voluntarily UK?

If you would like to be admitted as a voluntary patient, you can try the following.

  1. Speak to someone in your community mental health team (CMHT), if you have one.
  2. Contact your local crisis team.
  3. Contact your GP.
  4. Go to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department of a local hospital.

Can you have visitors if you are sectioned?

Can I have visitors? You can have visitors if you are being detained in hospital. There are lots of different types of wards in mental health hospitals. the ward where you are detained.

How long do you stay in hospital after being sectioned?

In most cases, you will be admitted to hospital very soon after your assessment (for most sections, it legally needs to be within 14 days). This will normally be by ambulance.

Can you voluntarily be sectioned?

Being a voluntary patient is different to being sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Being sectioned is where you are kept in hospital even if you do not want to go and receive treatment. See our information on sectioning to find out more.

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