Consent to medical treatment

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

Your stories

Stockport MindFest

Rachel, Mind Infoline advisor
Posted on 12/12/2013

Sharing my story with the Mind Infoline

Katie blogs about why she agreed to meet Mind's Infoline team, and shares her experiences of being sectioned.

Katie Siobhan
Posted on 13/12/2012

Mind's new text service

Simon blogs about the Mind Infoline's new text service and how he was involved in setting it up.

Posted on 01/05/2014

Useful contacts

Care Quality Commission
(England only)
03000 61 61 61
The Care Quality Commission regulates and improves the quality of health and social care and looks after the interests of people detained under the Mental Health Act

Citizens Advice Bureaux (CABx) or
Provides free, confidential and independent advice from over 3,000 locations, including GP surgeries, hospitals and prisons. See their website or the phone book for your local office

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

Click here to use search box at bottom of page to find a local solicitor, selecting 'community care' or 'mental health' from the drop-down box.

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales
Bevan House, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road, Caerphilly CF83 3ED
029 2092 8850 web:
Ensures the rights and proper care of those detained under the Mental Health Act in Wales

The Law Society
020 7242 1222
Publishes a list of solicitors who specialise in mental health law who can represent you at a Mental Health Review Tribunal and Managers' Review

Office of the Public Guardian
Po Box 15118, Birmingham B16 6GX
0300 456 0300
Supports and promotes decision making for those who lack capacity or would like to plan for their future

Revolving Doors
020 7253 4038
A charity for people with mental health problems in contact with the criminal justice system

UK Advocacy Network (UKAN)
c/o 18 Buelah View, Leeds LS6 2LA
Coordinating group for user-led patients' councils, advocacy projects and mental health forums. Can assist you to locate a local advocacy service

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