The Department of Health and Social Care has issued leaflets for patients who have been brought to hospital by a police officer under section 135 or 136 of the Mental Health Act.

The leaflets explain to the person:

- why they are in hospital

- what to expect during this section

- their rights

- what could happen afterwards

- The leaflets contain form fields for healthcare professionals to enter the expiry date and time of the patient’s detention.

Click here to download the leaflets