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Part 3 – Assessments of former users of secondary mental health services

This part of the Measure allows easier access back into secondary mental health services for people who have been previously discharged.

It enables eligible adults who have been discharged from secondary mental health services - but who subsequently believe their mental health is becoming worse - to self-refer directly back to secondary services. It will no longer be necessary to first see a GP or go elsewhere for a referral.

Implementation date

This part of the Measure commenced in June 2012.

Related guidance and legislation

Mental Health (Assessment of Former Users of Secondary Mental Health Services) (Wales) Regulations 2011 (external link)

Mental Health (Regional Provision) (Wales) Regulations 2012 (external link)

The Mental Health (Secondary Mental Health Services) (Wales) Order 2012 (external link)