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Mental Welfare Commission

30 November 2015

Latest News


  • Commission launches new campaign across Scotland

    13 November 2015
    The Mental Welfare Commission has launched a new campaign to explain the power of attorney to hospital ward staff, care home staff and GPs across Scotland.
  • Annual Report 2014/2015

    29 October 2015
    The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland published its annual report for 2014-15 today.

    9 October 2015
  • New Good Practice Guides

    6 October 2015
    Three new good practice guides for those working with people with mental ill health or learning disability were published by the Mental Welfare Commission today.
  • Human Rights in mental health care in Scotland

    28 September 2015
    A joint report between the Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Mental Welfare Commission on progress towards meeting Commitment 5 of the Mental Health Strategy for Scotland 2012-2015
  • Annual Monitoring Reports 2014/15

    24 September 2015
    New reports from the Mental Welfare Commission show the highest level rise in compulsory treatment since 2005.
  • A horse riding club for young people with mental ill health, fitness classes for older people, and a Gypsy/Travellers carers' project are all winners in the 2015 Awards.

  • We provide information and advice on rights / welfare in mental health, learning disability and related conditions. Call 0131 313 8777 or freephone 0800 389 6809 (service users and carers).

  • Find information about our latest media releases, responses and comments on current and topical issues here. 



  • If you are a consultant psychiatrist with three years' experience working with the NHS, you might like to apply to become one of our Designated Medical Practitioners.