Information Provided to Patients Detained Under The MHA

Information Provided to Patients Detained Under The MHA

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Course Overview

This bite-size session will provide viewers with an overview of the information that must be provided to patients detained under Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) in accordance with s132.

Delivered by Steph Barber of Law Hound, this session is aimed at those wishing to specialise in mental health law and tribunal work and will consider the following:

  • The provisions of s132 of the MHA
  • What information must be provided
  • Effective communication of information
  • What the Code of Practice advises
  • Keeping patients informed
  • What information should be provided to nearest relatives (s133)

In addition to offering a useful introduction, this session will also provide experienced practitioners within this field with an invaluable insight for into the needs pertinent to more vulnerable clients.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Have a greater understanding of, and feel more confident when, advising clients regarding this area of mental health law

What is the target audience?

  • Mental health practitioners



About Instructor - Steph Barber

Steph Barber completed her legal training in the North West before setting up her own specialist commercial and medical negligence law firm. She sold her firm in 2000 and joined a progressive London charity as their in house counsel. Steph joined Law Hound to head up their commercial law department and has developed Law Hound's online legal services.

Steph enjoys travel and eating out in her spare time. Steph has lectured extensively on CPD courses, to the Court Service, Legal Services Commission and private practices on procedure and practice.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


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  • Price
  • £ 60