The Mental Health Law for Guernsey came into action in April 2013. This law is in line with the practices in the UK with the exception that an Independant Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) is not required by law.

The below links will direct you to further information on the law and how it works.

Contact the Mental Health Administrator on 01481 725241 or


Sectioning - Frequently Asked Questions

Sectioning - Patient Rights

Sectioning - Types of Orders

Primary Care & Mental Health Wellbeing Service

Secondary Care