Sometimes people with mental health problems have to stay in hospital for a short time. Hospital stays are usually voluntary.
In rare cases, people may be taken for assessment and treatment. This is called 'civil admission to hospital' and is often known as 'sectioning'.
For information, go to:
When you leave hospital
We want to help people return to independent living when they leave hospital.
Thurrock residents with mental health problems can find help at Inclusion Thurrock.
For more information, go to Mind: leaving hospital.