Mental Health Act (MHA) Sectioning

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Contact duty social worker for MHA sections.

Professional Duty Team

  • undertakes all planned Mental Health Act assessments in the borough as well as emergency Mental Health Act assessments in A&E departments and police stations
  • available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Emergency Duty Team

  • Camden Emergency Duty Team deals with social service emergencies including Mental Health Act assessments, emergency only
  • mainly assess patients in A&E and police stations, also available for a telephone consult
  • available after 5pm and weekends

Mental Capacity Act template

The template was designed by a pan-London working group as part of the London GP MCA quality improvement project. To use the template, download the files from the IT Tools page.

Eligibility criteria


  • all Camden residents
  • all ages

How to refer