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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.

13 Dec, 2018

Rise in number of young people with mental illness being treated in non-specialist wards

5 Dec, 2018

New guidance published on carers and confidentiality

27 Nov, 2018

Mental Welfare Commission releases 2017-18 annual report

4 Oct, 2018

Mental Welfare Commission releases report on 2017 local visit outcomes

2 Oct, 2018

Mental Welfare Commission publishes report on visits to adults on guardianship

27 Sep, 2018

New figures published today by the Mental Welfare Commission show a continued rise in the use of guardianship orders in Scotland

30 Aug, 2018

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder - New Report

16 Aug, 2018

New report - Police Scotland’s use of Place of Safety Orders for people with mental distress

28 Jun, 2018

Unacceptable levels of delayed discharge for Scotland’s learning disability patients