Empowering people with disabilities for over 25 years

Independent Mental Health Advocacy

The IMHA service helps people (in Devon and Torbay) to understand their rights in relation to the Mental Health Act and to make informed decisions. Eligible individuals include those:

  • Detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act, apart from shorter sections (4,5, 135 or 136) designed to allow a proper Mental Health Act assessment to take place.
  • Subject to a Guardianship Order
  • Subject to a Community Treatment Order
  • Discussing with their doctor the possibility of Psychosurgery, or ECT (if under 18 years)

Contact Us
To make a referral or to request further information:

Email: dac@seap.org.uk

Phone: 0300 343 5707*

Our opening times are Weekdays 9am until 5pm (extended hours until 7pm on Thursdays).

*Calls are charged at a local rate. Calls from mobiles may be higher

About Us

Living Options Devon is a well respected user-led organisation which works to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people can live the life they choose. Set up in 1990 LOD is a registered charity (Charity N0. 1102489) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 4925281). Based in Exeter and Barnstaple, our charitable aims mean we we can offer services across the South West and share good practice throughout the UK. Being led and run by people with disabilities and Deaf people ensures LOD has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues facing service users and so is very well placed to increase the influence and voice of Deaf and disabled people. We do this by providing education, training and services which enable people to live the lives they choose.

We are happy to provide all information about Living Options Devon and its projects in alternative formats by request. Please contact us using the details above.

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Contact us

There are a number of ways you can contact us:

By telephone: 01392 459222

By email: info@livingoptions.org

By SMS: 07958 517919

By post: Living Options Devon, Ground Floor Units 3-4, Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter EX2 8PW

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