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Mental Health Officer Services

What is a Mental Health Officer?

A Mental Health Officer (MHO) is a registered social worker who is required by law to have undertaken specialist training and hold an additional qualification in mental health.

All local authorities are required to employ sufficient MHOs to undertake their statutory functions.

There are no charges for services delivered directly by the Mental Health Officer Service.

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