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Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010

Section 25 – Purpose of assessment

44.A previous service user will be able to seek a further assessment of their mental health, with a view to determining whether secondary mental health services may be once more required to improve or prevent a deterioration of the individual’s mental health. The assessment may also reveal that community care services (other than those which would be considered secondary mental health services), or perhaps housing or well-being services might improve or prevent a deterioration of the person’s mental health. Where services are identified which would be provided by a body other than that assessing partner, a suitable referral must be made (as provided for in section 28). Where an assessment identifies the need for a service which may be provided by a mental health provider, that provider must consider provision (see section 27).

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