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Going into hospital for your mental health – for young people 

Information and resources to support you if you're going into hospital for your mental health.

This page is also available in Welsh.

Information resources

Going into hospital can be a scary experience. But sometimes it‘s the best way to get the treatment and support you need.

Whether you're going into hospital as a voluntary patient or you're sectioned, it's important to know that you're not alone.

We're here to provide information and resources to support you.

Going into hospital as a voluntary patient

A guide for young people that explains what happens and what your rights are when you go into hospital as a voluntary patient.

Read our guide

Being sectioned

A guide for young people that explains what happens and what your rights are when you're sectioned.

Read our guide

Looking after yourself in hospital

Tips on how to look after yourself when you’re in hospital for your mental health.

Read our information

Treatment and support glossary

Explains words and phrases that you may hear when getting treatment and support for your mental health.

Go to our glossary

Bupa Foundation Partnership

Our information for children and young people has been developed with funding from the Bupa Foundation.

Find out more

For more information about mental health and wellbeing, go to our young people's information hub.

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