Phone 0117 924 8662, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm

Phone 0117 924 8662, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm

Mental Health

July 2024: Please note we are unable to take on cases in this area of work at the moment


We provide free, independent legal advice and representation to patients and others affected (for example patients’ families) by mental health law within the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust area and across the South West. We can advise people who are in hospital or in the community and whether detained or informal patients.

Types of issues we can help with

  • Mental Health Tribunals (MHTs)
  • Hospital Managers’ Hearings
  • Nearest Relative rights
  • Aftercare
  • Transfer
Contact us

Further support and information

Mind information and support

Rethink information and support

Samaritans telephone support

NHS stress, anxiety and depression

Bristol Council local services

Well Aware mental health resources


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If we can’t help you, try the search buttons below to find someone who can. For example, we’re unable to advise on criminal issues, actions against the police, civil litigation, personal injury, wills/probate.

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