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Approved Mental Health Act service

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About the service

Kirklees approved Mental Health Act service co-ordinates and carries out assessments under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) for individuals who are thought to have a mental disorder who present with high risks to themselves and/or others.

Referrals will only be accepted when all other options for managing risks have been explored.

Why would someone choose the service?

The service is necessary to ensure that individuals receive the appropriate care and treatment when they are presenting with high levels of risk and all other options have been considered.

Service users who are assessed under the Mental Health Act and detained in hospital are in crisis and are not always able to fully understand the risks they present to themselves in order to make informed choices. On many occasions when individuals have recovered from the crisis, they have thanked the individual approved mental health professional for intervening and assisting in gaining the appropriate care and treatment when they needed it most.

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