Facebook Fridays are live sessions where CEO Simon Kitchen or media ambassador April Kelley tackle a topical theme related to bipolar.

This week (6 August 2021) Simon explains being detained as a compulsory patient under section and covers the following topics:

  1. Types of section
  2. Information resources
  3. Research into reform of the Mental Health Act

If you or someone you know is sectioned you still have rights to

  • Ask for papers
  • Have access to an advocate
  • Challenge a section decision 
  • Be made aware of a local solicitor/legal aid
  • Be kept safe in hospital