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Patient Leaflets

The Welsh Government have produced a series of model Mental Health Act 1983 patient information leaflets. These are designed to assist hospitals and local social services authorities (LSSAs) to meet their legal obligations under the Mental Health Act 1983 to provide written information to patients subject to detention and other compulsory measures under the Act. These leaflets are non-statutory and there is no obligation on hospitals or LSSAs to use them.

The leaflets are designed to be printed as double-sided A4 pages which fold to form an A5 sized booklet.

The leaflets are available in English and in Welsh. Where there is a demonstrated local need, the Welsh Government encourages hospitals and LSSAs to provide material in other appropriate languages and formats.