Our mental health self help toolkits provide practical information and support written in plain English, for people who have been admitted to hospital because of mental ill health.

The information booklets allow you to advocate for yourself by giving you key information about your situation, your rights and your choices. They also include handy yet simple tools to help you with your recovery.

These guides may also be useful for your family and friends to understand what is happening to you and how they can support you. 

Section 2 or 3

Download this self help toolkit if, you are in hospital under a Section 2 or 3 of the Mental Health Act.

It explains your rights while you are in hospital, the treatment process and who is involved. It also includes useful tools to help you with your recovery such as a useful information sheet, meeting planner and list of solicitors. Click the image to download depending on your location.

Community Treatment Order (CTO)

Download this self help toolkit if, you are being discharged from hospital with a Community Treatment Order.

Download this information booklet and toolkit if you wish to you to better understand your Community Treatment Order. It explains the process of your care in the community, who is involved and what they should do. It also tells you what you need to do to help you stay well and includes useful tools such as letter templates for your nearest relative to request your discharge. Click the image to download depending on your location.

We hope that these booklets are useful. If you have any feedback on our of our self help tools, please email us at [email protected]
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