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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.

30 Oct, 2019

More support needed for people with autism and complex needs

23 Oct, 2019

Highest ever number of detentions for mental illness in Scotland and rising numbers for young people

16 Oct, 2019

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 16 October 2019

16 Oct, 2019

Appointment of medical director at the Mental Welfare Commission

11 Oct, 2019

Commission calls for action on human rights failings in Scotland’s prisons and in police custody

10 Oct, 2019

The use of seclusion in caring for people with mental illness or learning disability – new guide

3 Oct, 2019

Capacity consent and compulsion for young people with borderline personality disorder

18 Sep, 2019

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 18 September 2019

12 Sep, 2019

Investigation into a delayed discharge - Ms ST