On 8 December 2021, the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (the Commission) published a consultation document setting out its proposals for a new system for investigating the deaths of people who, at the time of their death, were in compulsory treatment or care for a mental health condition or learning disability. The proposals also cover individuals whose period of compulsory treatment/care ended within 28 days of their death.
Views on the proposals can be submitted until Tuesday 15 February 2022 through the online response form, and responses will be analysed by independent researchers, Griesbach & Associates (Dawn Griesbach and Jennifer Waterton).
Alongside the consultation, Griesbach & Associates are also arranging two online events to provide information about the proposals and to give people an opportunity to discuss them. The events will be held on:
- Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 7pm: This event is intended for family members/ carers of a person with a mental health condition or learning disability, or those who provide family/carer support services. Family members/carers may also bring along a supporter.
- Tuesday 25 January 2022, 4pm: This event is intended for people working in health and social care services, including third sector services.
To register for one of the events, please click the relevant link below. Further information and a joining link will be sent to you in January.