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Mental Welfare Commission

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    The Mental Welfare Commission has signed Stonewall's #NoBystanders pledge
  • FAQs on Voting in the UK General Election.

    10 April 2015
    Are there any restrictions on voting for people with learning disabilities or mental health problems? See our FAQs.
  • Voting Rights

    9 April 2015
    With the General Election coming up on 7 May, we have been asked about the eligibility to vote for people receiving treatment in hospital for mental ill health, or for people with issues related to their mental capacity.
  • Nutrition by Artificial Means 2015

    31 March 2015
    We have updated our good practice guidance concerning ethical and legal issues for those considering the provision of artificial nutrition to a patient with an eating disorder.
  • Key findings in secure services for children published

    24 March 2015
    We have jointly published a summary of the key findings from this collaborative work

    5 March 2015
    Important safeguards for people who use mental health services in Scotland are in danger of deteriorating unless action is taken now, says the Mental Welfare Commission.
  • 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 Principles into Practice Awards.

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

  • Find out more about the National Confidential Forum (NCF) here.

  • The Commission has published its annual report highlighting the work undertaken to safeguard the rights and welfare of people with mental illness, learning disabilities and related conditions.