These training videos, developed by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, are intended to support improved practice for patients detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act.
Under Section 17 of the Mental Health Act leave needs to be granted before patients detained under the act can leave hospital.
Leave us an important part of the rehabilitation process for all patients.
Decisions about section 17 leave should be made by the multi-disciplinary team and be part of the care planning process.
These films shows different scenarios where leave is granted and also consider what to do when someone goes absence without leave.