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Section 2 – Admission to hospital for assessment

This leaflet provides information for people who are being help in hospital under section 2 of the Mental Health Act. There is information on how long you will be in hospital, what your rights to appeal are and what help you can receive from an independent mental health advocate.

Section 3 – Admission to hospital for treatment

This leaflet provides information for people who have been admitted to hospital under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act. It includes information about why you are in hospital, how long you will be there, what treatment you could be given and your rights to appeal.