Mental Health Commission

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Your Rights: Guide to the Mental Health Act 2001

We wrote this booklet, often referred to as the 'blue book', to tell you about your rights under the mental health law. Knowing about your rights can help you to be more involved in your care and treatment and to feel more empowered.

This booklet answers a number of questions about mental health services including admission to hospital, your rights when receiving treatment, giving consent to treatment, and having a mental health tribunal.

As it contains general information only, you may wish to discuss any questions you have further with any member of your multi-disciplinary care team. Your friends, family members, carers and other people involved in your care and treatment may also find this booklet helpful.

This booklet is available in English, Irish and five other languages.

Your Guide to the Mental Health Act 2001Your Guide to the Mental Health Act, 2001
Do threoir maidir leis an Acht Meabhair – Shláinte 2001
Arabic  – Your Guide to the Mental Health Act, 2001
Chinese – Your Guide to the Mental Health Act, 2001
French – Your Guide to the Mental Health Act, 2001
Polish – Your Guide to the Mental Health Act, 2001
Russian – Your Guide to the Mental Health Act, 2001

 

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