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FAQ: Mental health toolkits and advice

29 May 2014

Mind, the mental health charity, has developed a mental health toolkit (PDF 1.13MB). This toolkit is a practical guide for prosecutors and advocates to 'help them offer the right support for people with mental health problems'.

The Prison Reform Trust and Rethink Mental Illness have also issued an information pack on mental health and learning disabilities in the criminal courts. While primarily produced for magistrates and adult vulnerable defendants, the toolkit provides 'an overview of the signs to be aware of that may indicate that someone has a mental health condition or a learning disability'.

The Law Society’s Library maintains a database of enquiries called Common Queries. These include results from research to find forms, precedents, rules, regulations and guidance. These records can be freely accessed via the library catalogue, Library Knowledge Base.

Copies of all documents listed here can be e-mailed via Lawdocs, our document supply service. Click here for more details.

For further help and enquiries please contact the Law Society Library on 020 7320 5946 or e-mail us


This FAQ is compiled by the Law Society Library. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. The Law Society does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information given.


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