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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@nhs.scot.

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.

1 Dec, 2022

Rise in numbers of young people admitted to adult wards for mental health treatment

16 Nov, 2022

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 16 November 2022

3 Nov, 2022

Detentions for mental health treatment in Scotland 2021-22 – new report

27 Oct, 2022

Over 17,000 Scots living with welfare guardianship – Mental Welfare Commission calls for law reform

19 Oct, 2022

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 19 October 2022

12 Oct, 2022

Continuity and change – Mental Welfare Commission publishes its 2021-22 annual report

30 Sep, 2022

Scotland’s mental health laws – major opportunity for change

29 Sep, 2022

New report on Scotland’s crisis in mental ill health, alcohol and drug use – ending the exclusion

22 Sep, 2022

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 22 September 2022