You cannot apply for Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space by yourself. You can only apply with the support of an Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP).
An AMHP means someone approved under section 114(1) of the Mental Health Act 1983 by any local social services authority in England, or approved under that subsection by any local social services authority in Wales.
If you want to find an AMHP, you should speak to:
the healthcare professional most involved in your care
the AMHP team at your local adult social services department
your local community mental health team.
The AMHP will need to complete an official evidence form to show you’re receiving mental health crisis treatment. This will then be submitted to a debt advisor by the AMHP, yourself, or by another person, such as a carer, social worker or a nominated representative.
Evidence forms should be submitted through the single point of entry provided by the Money and Pensions Service.