Mental Health Act assessments

What to do if you’re worried that someone is having a mental health crisis or emergency, and they won’t agree to get help.

Help in a mental health emergency

Where to get urgent help if you’re experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, you're in a life threatening situation, or you're worried about your mental health.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Keeping people safe in a hospital or care home, can sometimes involve them being restricted or restrained. This is known as being deprived of your liberty.

Independent financial advice

When you plan your care and support for now or the future, it may help to speak to a qualified Independent Financial Adviser.

Help to make decisions about your life

Some people can't make decisions for themselves, this is known as lacking mental capacity. We can help if you can’t make decisions for yourself, or you have to make decisions for someone else.

How to stay safe at home

How to get personal alarms and home sensors, and how to protect yourself from dangers like fire and fraud.

Help with dementia

If you're worried about your memory, get help from the NHS and other organisations across the city.

Choose the right support or care home

What to think about before you consider a care home, and the types of care homes there are. Sometimes care homes are known as nursing, residential, rest or retirement homes.

Help for an adult at risk of abuse or neglect

If you're experiencing abuse or neglect, or you're worried about someone else, tell us. This is often referred to as a safeguarding concern and we can help.