The Mental Health Tribunal is an independent statutory body established under the Mental Health Act 2013. It protects the rights, safety, inclusion and dignity of people being involuntarily treated for mental illness.
The Tribunal’s main function is:
This includes deciding:
The Tribunal is independent. It is not connected to any hospital or other facility or organisation that provides mental health services.
A number of changes have been made to the Mental Health Act. These come into effect on 1 July 2017 and affect doctors, patients and others who deal with the Mental Health Tribunal.