A nearest relative can request for a Mental Health Act assessment to be carried out by an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) for a family member if they have concerns for their mental illness. In an area where we provide mental health services, a nearest relative can contact EPUT on 0300 123 0808 to be directed to a community mental health team. A duty worker form the community mental health team will then discuss the referral with the nearest relative.
Mental Health Act 1983
The 1983 Mental Health Act (MHA), amended in 2007, impacts on the lives of a wide range of people who use mental health services – in England and Wales. The MHA is supported by additional legislation, guidance, regulations – and case law.
Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) make independent decisions regarding the making of applications under the MHA.
Contact us for a referral to an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)
If EPUT provide mental health services in your area, a nearest relative can contact EPUT to be directed to a community mental health team.
Telephone 0300 123 0808