Mind’s Legal Line
PO Box 277, Manchester M60 3XN
tel: 0300 466 6463
Offers information and advice on any aspect of mental health law.
Citizens Advice (CAB)
web: citizensadvice.org.uk or adviceguide.org.uk
Provides free, confidential and independent advice from over 3,000 locations, including GP surgeries, hospitals and prisons. See website or the phone book for your local office.
Care Quality Commission
tel. 03000 616161
A statutory government body for England to ensure that patients are properly detained, aware of their rights and properly cared for by the hospital.
Community Legal Advice
tel: 0845 345 4345
Available in local libraries. Lists the publicly funded lawyers and advice agencies in your area that can advise you
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales
tel: 029 2092 8850
Regulates and improves the quality of health and social care and looks after the interests of patients detained under the Mental Health Act in Wales
The Law Society
tel: 020 7242 1222
For the names of solicitors to represent you at a Mental Health Tribunal
Revolving Doors Agency
tel: 020 7253 4038
For people with mental health problems in contact with the criminal justice system
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