Mental Health and Learning Disability Services for Devon

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Glossary

Like most organisations, abbreviations and jargon is commonly used in mental health, which should be avoided wherever possible. However, when it is used, the list below explains what the abbreviations stand for.

AMHP - Approved Mental Health Practitioner

MHAct - Mental Health Act

MHRT  - Mental Health Review Tribunal

ASW - Approved Social Worker

CPA - Care Programme Approach

CSIP - Care Services Improvement Partnership

NIMHE - National Institute for Mental Health in England

RC - Responsible Clinician

CTO - Community Treatment Order

SCT - Supervised Community Treatment

Section - Refers to the Section of the Mental Health Act

DH - Department of Health

User - A person who receives mental health services