Legal rights

Aftercare under section 117 of the Mental Health Act

A brief legal guide to aftercare, including details of where you can go for further information or support.

Clinical Negligence

A brief legal guide to clinical negligence, including details of where you can go for further information or support.

Community care and aftercare

Answers some of the common questions about community care and aftercare and explains the options available.

Community treatment orders (CTOs)

Explains what a community treatment order is, how it affects you and how you can change or end it.

Complaining about health and social care

A brief legal guide to complaining about health and social care in England or Wales, including details of where you can go for further information or support.

Consent to treatment

Answers some of the common questions about consent to medical treatment and explains the options available.

Disability discrimination

A general guide on how you are protected from discrimination under the Equality Act and what your rights are.

Discrimination and premises

Explains what laws protect you from discrimination when you buy, rent or occupy premises.

Discrimination using services and public functions

Explains the law that protects you from discrimination when you use services or public functions, what you can do if you have been discriminated against and where you can get support and advice.

Discrimination at work

Explains what laws protect you from discrimination at work, what you can do if you are discriminated against, and where you can get support and advice.

Discharge from hospital

Answers some of the common questions about discharge from hospital and explains the options available.

Driving

Explains the rights that you have to drive, what information you need to tell the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and how to appeal if your driving licence is taken away.

Human Rights Act 1998

A general guide to the Human Rights Act, with information about your human rights and what you can do if someone doesn’t respect them.

Legal Advice Service- FAQs

Short answers to frequently asked questions on our legal advice service.
If your question is not here, you can call or email our Legal advice service on 0300 466 6463 or legal@mind.org.uk

Mental Capacity Act 2005

A general guide on how the Mental Capacity Act affects you and how you can plan ahead for when you no longer have the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself.

Mental Health Act 1983

An overview of your rights under the Mental Health Act. Includes FAQs, explanations of legal terms and links to further information and support.

Mental health and the courts

Answers some of the common questions about mental health and the courts and explains the options available.

Mental health and the police

Answers some of the common questions about mental health and the police and explains the options available.

Nearest relative

Explains what a nearest relative is, including what powers and rights they have and how you can change your nearest relative.

Personal information

Explains your rights to see and have copies of your personal information, and how to complain if access to your records is refused or if what is written about you is wrong.

Sectioning

Explains the rights that you have if you are sectioned and detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Working with children and vulnerable adults

Explains what a DBS check is and what you can do if you are unhappy with the information held about you by the police.

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