My personal information

Explains your rights to see and have copies of your personal information, and how to complain if access to your records is refused or if what is written about you is wrong. Applies to England and Wales.

Your stories

How the Mind Legal Line helped me

Susan blogs about how the Mind Legal Line helped her when her mother developed psychosis and was sectioned.

Susan
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Quick facts

  • If you have a mental health problem you may want to see what information an organisation keeps on file about you (including employers, doctors, hospitals, social services and the police).

Please note

  • This guide only covers accessing personal information from the point of view of a person with a mental health problem.
  • This guide applies to England and Wales.
  • This guide contains general legal information, not legal advice. We recommend you get advice from a specialist legal adviser or solicitor who will help you with your individual situation and needs. See Useful contacts for more information.
  • The legal information in this guide does not apply to children unless specifically stated.

 


This information was published in May 2018. We will revise it in 2020.


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