Mind in Croydon
Independent Mental Health Advocates are specially trained to work within the framework of the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007). Anyone who is being treated compulsorily in hospital or in the community under a section of the Mental Health Act has a right to an IMHA Advocate. The IMHA can support someone to exercise their rights and ensure they can participate in the decisions that are made about their care and treatment. An IMHA can provide support at relevant meetings to ensure someone s views and wishes are represented.