The Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales is a statutory organisation established under the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007.

Key Facts

  • The Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales is an independent tribunal established under Section 65 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended)
  • the tribunal has jurisdiction to deal with applications and references by and in respect of patients who are subject to the Mental Health Act and who are either detained or are a community patient in a hospital in Wales or are a patient who resides in Wales
  • the tribunal is funded by Welsh Government but the tribunal, its members and decisions, are independent of government; and
  • the tribunal has two parts; the secretariat and tribunal members. Both work together during the application and reference process, doing different jobs. It is the role of tribunal members to review applications and referrals. It is the role of the secretariat to carry out administrative duties involving processing of applications and references.