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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.

Section 35 – Remand to hospital for assessment

This leaflet provides information for people who have been remanded to hospital for assessment under section 35 of the Mental health Act. It includes information about why you are in hospital, how long you could be there, what will happen whilst you are there, what happens next and what your rights to appeal are. There is also information about what help you can receive from an independent mental health advocate.

Section 36 – Remand to hospital for treatment

This leaflet has information for people who have been remanded for hospital for treatment under section 36 of the Mental Health Act. It includes information such as why you are in hospital, how long you will be there, what treatment you may received and what help you can get from an independent mental health advocate.

Section 37 – Admission to hospital by a hospital order without restrictions

This leaflet includes information for people who have been admitted to hospital by a hospital order without restrictions under section 37 of the Mental Health Act. It includes information such as why you are there and how long you could be there and what your rights to appeal are.

Section 37 – Guardianship order

This leaflet provides information for people who have been given a court order to have a guardian to help them under section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983. It includes information such as what is guardianship, why you need a guardian, how long this lasts and your rights to appeal.

Section 37(41) – Admission to hospital by a hospital order with restrictions

This leaflet provides information for people who have been admitted to hospital by a hospital order with restrictions under section 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act. It explains what a restriction order is, what your rights to appeal are and what help you can receive from an independent mental health advocate.

Section 38 – Interim hospital order

This leaflet provides information for people who are being kept in hospital due to a court order under section 38 of the Mental Health Act. It includes information such as why you are in hospital, how long you could be kept there, what happens next and you rights to appeal.