Mind's Legal Line
Our Legal Line can provide you with legal information and general advice.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
For complaints about anything that may have happened during your time in hospital under section (in England).
Provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. They also have an online self-help service.
Civil Legal Advice
Civil Legal Advice can tell you if you’re eligible for legal aid and can give you free and confidential legal advice in England and Wales.
First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health)
Deals with cases in England relating to the Mental Health Act 1983, for example deciding whether you can be discharged from your section.
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW)
0300 062 8163
Independent regulator for healthcare in Wales, where you can make complaints and provide feedback.
Law Centres Network
Network of local Law Centres which can offer legal advice, casework and representation to people who can't afford a lawyer. Provides an online list of local Law Centres.
The Law Society
The Law Society provides details of private solicitors. It has offices in both England and Wales.
Mental Health Lawyers Association
The Mental Health Lawyers Association provides details of private solicitors in England and Wales. It has a geographical list of solicitors specialising in mental health law.
Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales
029 2082 5328
Crown Buildings, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ
Deals with cases in Wales relating to the Mental Health Act 1983, for example deciding whether you can be discharged from your section. The NHS Wales website provides more information.
Revolving Doors Agency
For people with mental health problems who are in contact with the criminal justice system.
This information was published in November 2018. We will revise it in 2020.