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Independent Mental Health Advocacy Referral (IMHA)


  • Being detained under a Section of the MHA* or are on leave of absence from hospital
  • Conditionally discharged and restricted patients
  • Subject to Guardianship
  • On Supervised Community Treatment
  • Being considered for a section 57 treatment
  • Under 18 and being considered for a Section 58A treatment like electro-convulsive therapy

*This does not include emergency and short term detentions such as those made under Sections 4, 5(2), 5(4), 135 or 136

Making a referral to the IMHA Service

You can make a referral to the IMHA Service by selecting the image below to download the referral form.

Referral Form

Please return the form to us by either email or post to:
Email: referrals@asist.co.uk
Post: IMHA, Block 7, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford, ST16 3SR

If you have any questions or queries, please telephone us on 01785 246709.