Community care and aftercare

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

Your stories

On my therapist, who was always there

Brooke blogs on how important it was for to have one person she could turn to throughout her recovery.

Posted on 09/03/2017

Therapies I've tried

Nadia vlogs on the many different therapies she's tried to deal with depression and traits of BPD.

Mental Health Selfies
Posted on 22/09/2016

Useful contacts

If you are having problems getting an assessment, you should get legal advice. A mental health advocate may be able to help you with this. Call the Mind Legal Line  to help you find one in your area and see Advocacy for more information.


Care Quality Commission

0115 8736250

Edgeley House, Tottle Road, Riverside Business Park, Nottingham NG2 1RT
For complaints about the use of the Mental Health Act.

Carers UK

0808 808 7777

Citizens Advice

Civil Legal Advice

0845 345 4 345
A free and confidential service for people eligible for legal aid in England and Wales.

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales 

029 2092 8850 
Regulates and improves the quality of health and social care and protects the rights of people detained under the MHA in Wales.

The Law Society

020 7242 1222 
For a list of mental health solicitors.

Local Government Ombudsman (England) 

PO Box 4771, Coventry CV4 0EH 
0300 061 0614

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (England) 

Millbank Tower, Millbank, London SW1P 4QP 
0345 015 4033 
Investigates complaints about poor treatment or service provided through the NHS.

The Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) 

0845 601 0987

1 Ffordd yr Hen Gae, Pencoed CF35 5LJ
Investigates complaints about public bodies in Wales, including local government and NHS services.

Revolving Doors 

020 7253 4038

Units 28–29, The Turnmill, 63 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5NP
For people with mental health problems in contact with the criminal justice system.

This information was published in March 2017. We will revise it in 2019.

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