Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHA)

IMHAs work with people in quite specific circumstances. A person is eligible for IMHA support irrespective of their age if they are:

  • Detained under the Mental Health Act, or
  • Conditionally discharged patients
  • Subject to guardianship
  • Subject to community treatment orders (CTOs)

Your Voice Counts can provide an IMHA who can provide support to

  • help patients understand information they are given by people involved in their care/treatment
  • help them to talk to the people involved in their care/treatment
  • access information about how the Mental Health Act applies to patient