This page contains links to the most useful pieces of legislation for mental health practitioners.

Main legislation

The three most important Acts have separate menus which are located on the left-hand side of the screen and which have quick links to relevant documents. The Overview pages contain summaries and links to various resources. Alternatively, if you know what you are looking for, then browse through the "category tree" by clicking on the [+] symbols below.

Mental Health Act 2007

Mental Health Act 2007 Overview

Mental Health Act 1983

Mental Health Act 1983 Overview

Mental Capacity Act 2005

Mental Capacity Act 2005 Overview

Other legislation

Miscellaneous legislation(110 pages)