Accessing a mental health officer (MHO)

MHO consent should be sought in granting of an Emergency Detention Certificate (EDC).

MHO consent must be given for a Short Term Detention Certificate (STDC). 

This applied in-hours or out-of-hours. (In-hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, excluding public holidays).

In hours contact: 

  • Clackmannanshire 01259 452498, or 727010
  • Falkirk 01324 630154
  • Stirling 01786 233759

Out of hours contact:

MHO can be contacted via the Emergency Duty Team for Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling Councils on: 01786 470500.


Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 28/05/2021

Author(s): Julia Ferrari, Joe McGhee, Duncan Westall, William McFadden, Heather Tainsh , Susan Sutherland, Marie White , Anne Cook, Justin McNicholl, Douglas Armstrong, Dr Nabila Muzaffar, Dr Stuart Affleck, Dr David Cumming, Andrew Angus, Jackie Maher, Rose Mills, Vincent Hughes..