Your rights during your stay with us
Some young people will be formally detained under the Mental Health Act and will be informed of their rights in accordance with this. Other young people are admitted informally (meaning they are not detained), and will also be informed of their rights. We have separate leaflets explaining your rights depending on whether you are informal or detained.
- You have the right to be respected regardless of race, religion or gender.
- You have the right to be consulted and asked for informed consent on every aspect of your care.
- You have the right to say no, except where this would compromise others safety or your own.
- You have the right to be involved in the planning and implementation of your treatment.
- You have the right to personal privacy / dignity which will only be limited if safety/security is compromised.
- You have the right to maintain contact with your family and friends, provided official constraints are not in place (e.g. Court Orders)
- You have a right to confidentiality. Anything you tell members of staff will be kept within the MDT and nursing team. As a team we share information with each other to help us help you. We would not let information go any further unless we were worried that you or someone else was at risk of harm. If we were going to discuss anything you had told us with others, we would talk to you about this first
We actively support equal opportunities. Issues of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or age will not affect your care and treatment. Neither does it affect who we employ, so you may be cared for by a wide range of staff.