Nearest Relative Rights

Nearest Relative Rights and their own right to request consideration of a Mental Health Act Assessment

The rights of a Nearest Relative to request formal intervention is a vital piece of legislation to allow full assessment of a Next of Kin in respect of the need for intervention from Mental Health Services. This is a vital fail safeguard for those who lack the ability to understand the need for help and support.

Nearest relatives rights from Mind

Nearest Relative - Fact sheet from Rethink Mental Illness