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    So I haven't got a criminal record, however I've read DBS checks also highlight potential flaws/unsuitabilities in whoever is being checked.. as I've said, I'm not criminal, however, I've had mental health issues and this has been processed in the hospital, they referred me to CAMHS and were also informed of a suicide attempt.. Whilst I feel that this is behind me and that I'd like to move on, would this come up on the check? It's for a volunteer role at a hospice. If it does, I fear I'll be rejected. Please help me.
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    So I haven't got a criminal record, however I've read DBS checks also highlight potential flaws/unsuitabilities in whoever is being checked.. as I've said, I'm not criminal, however, I've had mental health issues and this has been processed in the hospital, they referred me to CAMHS and were also informed of a suicide attempt.. Whilst I feel that this is behind me and that I'd like to move on, would this come up on the check? It's for a volunteer role at a hospice. If it does, I fear I'll be rejected. Please help me.
    The only time police would know about your mental health is if you have been detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act or if they have been involved with you at some point but you were not detained and they produced something called a MERLIN report.

    When you get your DBS check the chief Constable of the police service can choose to enter something on your DBS saying that you are mentally unstable, however this is VERY rare. I have been detained around 10 times on a 136 but there is nothing on my enhanced DBS. I am extremely sure you will be fine.
 
 
 
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