IMHA

The Mental Health Act..... and you!


MHAS, working in partnership across North Wales covers the Gwynedd and Anglesey area offering IMHA to anyone being treated for a mental disorder in a hospital or registered establishment.


IMHA is available to people who are


  • Detained or liable to be detained under the 1983 Mental Health Act?
  • Subject to guardianship under the Act?
  • Community patient subject to Community Treatment Orders?
  • Conditionally discharged?
  • Being considered for Section 57 or 58a treatments but are not otherwise subject to the Act (informal patient)?
  • An inpatient in hospital?
  • Being assessed or receiving treatment for a mental health problem whilst you are in hospital?
  • Detained in hospital under Section 4, 5(2) or 5(4)?

You have a RIGHT to have an IMHA who can help you to


  • Get access to information
  • Find out about your rights
  • Explore options, make informed decisions and support you with your care plan
  • Get support & legal representation
  • Feel valued & fight discrimination

IMHAs may also provide non-instructed advocacy when helping patients who are unable to express their wishes clearly, or at all. When providing non-instructed advocacy, the IMHA will represent the patient’s wishes (as far as they are known) and ensure the patient’s rights are respected.




Contact us

  • IMHA Services for Gwynedd and Ynys Mon
  • Telephone referrals: 01248 354127
  • Email: advocacy@mhas.co.uk
  • Leaflet: Download
  • Referral Form: Download