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Section 5(4) – Nurses power to detain

This leaflet has been produced to provide information to people about nurses' power to detain a person being treated for mental disorder as a hospital in-patient. It includes information about why you cannot leave hospital, how long you can be kept there and what will happen during this time.

Section 58A – Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

This leaflet has been produced to provide information to patients who have been detained about electro-convulsive therapy(ECT). It explains what this is, if you can refuse ECT and information if you are under 18.

Self-Harm – an NHS self help guide

This booklet is for people who deliberately harm themselves and are unhappy about it. It is also for family and friends who may have difficulty understanding this behaviour. People who have experience of harming themselves have contributed to the writing of this booklet. It offers self help advice. However, anyone who self-harms should also see their GP (Family Doctor).