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The Mental Welfare Commission produces a
range of publications, from investigations into the treatment of
individuals, to good practice guides for professionals.
Our publications are for a range of audiences including
professionals, service users and carers. You can download all of
our publications from our website. We also have some hard copies of
our reports available.
To request a hard copy, please contact our Communications
department on 0131 313 8782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We work with professionals, people who receive care and treatment, and carers to produce guidance on best practice in tricky areas of mental health and incapacity law.
We produce service user and carer leaflets to explain our role, help people understand their rights, and to promote best practice in the use of mental health and incapacity law.
We carry out an investigation when we believe something may have gone seriously wrong with an individual's care and treatment. Here you can view all of our investigation reports.
We publish reports of our visits to individuals in hospitals, care homes and prisons. We call these local visits.
We visit people with similar health issues or situations across the country. We call these themed visits. Recent themes include homelessness, adult acute and perinatal.
Find corporate reports about the Commission including our strategic plan, business plan, and information about who we are and what we do.
Our independent overview of the operation of the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
A list of Mental Health Act and Adults with Incapacity forms, including RES forms, ADM forms and Appendix A and E.
We respond to consultations where our knowledge and expertise
means we can make an important contribution.
We produce advice notes to give information and advice about specific aspects of care and treatment under the Mental Health Act and the Adults with Incapacity Act.