Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year

MentalHealthGB would like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your support throughout 2012. We hope to continue to provide information to all those who either work or who are associated with this … Continue reading

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The Trevor Gibbens Unit Maidstone

The Trevor Gibbens Unit provides medium secure care (assessment, treatment and rehabilitation) for men and women. The unit aims to offer a high quality service based on national strategies from the Department of Health and the Ministry of Justice.The unit currently provides 65 beds. The … Continue reading

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Seclusion Policy

M was admitted from prison to Ashworth Special Hospital. During his second period of detention in Ashworth he was secluded on a number of occasions for the protection of others. The last of these three occasions amounted to 18, 14 … Continue reading

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Relationships

The Mental Health Act confers various rights on a patient’s “nearest relative” in connection with the patient’s detention, supervised community treatment (SCT) and guardianship. The terms “relative” and “nearest relative” are defined for the purposes of the Act in section … Continue reading

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