Independent Mental Health Advocacy
Since 1 April 2018, we have been providing Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHAs) to support Reading people who are detained (‘sectioned’) at Prospect Park Hospital in Reading, Berkshire. IMHAs also support people placed under community treatment orders or guardianship.
IMHAs help you:
- understand why you have been sectioned
- know your legal rights under the Mental Health Act
- have your say about your care.
Our service is free, independent and confidential to eligible people. Our advocates work for Reading Voice and are not employed by the NHS or social services.
“Our Independent Mental Health Advocacy service is for
Reading people, and is FREE, INDEPENDENT and CONFIDENTIAL.”