You can request a Mental Health Act Assessment by contacting Sandwell Council Enquiry.

Call: 0121 569 2266
Write to: Sandwell Enquiry, PO Box 15825, Oldbury, B69 9EL

Out of Hours: Tel: 0121 569 6817

Please do not contact the AMHP (Approved Mental Health Professional) Service for a Mental Health Act assessment if there’s an immediate risk of significant harm. Call 999 and ask for police or ambulance assistance.

If you are not the Nearest Relative (or not making a referral on behalf of the Nearest Relative), but are concerned about someone and feel that a mental health act assessment may be necessary please contact their GP or the Black Country NHS Mental Health 24/7 Crisis Line in the first instance:

Telephone: 0800 008 6516 or Text:  07860 025 281

The individual can also attend Sandwell Hospital Accident and Emergency Department, with their consent and if safe to do so, for assessment by the Psychiatric Liaison Service.