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Keep up to date with the latest news from the Mental Welfare Commission.

Find out about our most recent investigations, reports on hospital visits and the latest advice on mental health and adults with incapacity law.

For media enquiries about any of the issues we work on, please contact our communications team at mwc.communications@mwcscot.org.uk.

We cannot respond to out of hours enquiries. If you email us, we will respond to you during normal working hours.

Our news section dates from January 2016.

29 Sep, 2016

New figures show a continued rise in the use of the law to safeguard people with incapacity

29 Sep, 2016

Human rights concern over rising levels of compulsory mental health treatment

8 Sep, 2016

Death of a baby - Investigation into the care of Ms OP

24 Aug, 2016

Severe and enduring mental illness - community services are working, but more ambition is needed

30 Jun, 2016

New report- Scotland's use of emergency detention without the consent of mental health officers

29 Jun, 2016

Perinatal mental health care in Scotland - Better services needed for mothers and babies

4 May, 2016

Advance statements - booklets, posters, memory sticks and postcards now available

31 Mar, 2016

Commission calls for major reform of laws to protect people with learning disability or dementia

23 Mar, 2016

Early Deaths and Mental Ill Health - Scotland must overcome culture of fatalism