top of page

Compulsory admission

Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster
Think Local Act Personal

When you can be made to go into hospital, according to the law, for your own safety or the safety of others. This follows an assessment of your mental health. It is also known as 'being sectioned' or 'sectioning'. (This refers to sections 2 and 3 of the Mental Health Act.)

Use instead of
Consider using instead
See also
Parent of
Child of
bottom of page