Police and mental health
Explains when you may have contact with the police, what happens if you are arrested and what your rights are if you are taken to the police station.
How to find an advocate
If you're in hospital, you can also contact the:
In some situations, you may be legally entitled to the support of an advocate. For more information, see our page on your legal rights to advocacy.
Civil Legal Advice (CLA)
Can tell you if you're eligible for legal aid, and give you free and confidential legal advice if so.
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)
Oversees police complaints in England and Wales.
Professional association for solicitors in England and Wales. Includes a searchable directory of solicitors.
Legal aid checker
Tells you whether you are entitled to free legal advice, and where you can find legal advisors that specialise in criminal law (England and Wales).
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