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Research reports

  • 25 July 2018
    Publication, Consultation/Research, Research, Human rights

    A research study carried out for the Mental Welfare Commission by Reid-Howie Associates (RHA) between January and April 2018, to examine the implementation of 'Rights in Mind' materials produced by the Commission.

  • 31 May 2017
    Publication, Research, Consultation/Research, Carers, Professionals

    Findings from our consultations with carers, looking at issues surrounding capacity. Carer opinion has been gathered from carer support meetings and discussions with individual carers, including those caring for individuals with mental illness, dementia, learning disability and autism.

  • 31 May 2017
    Publication, Research, Service users, Professionals, Consultation/Research

    Findings from our consultations with service users and carer groups, looking at issues around supported decision making and impaired judgement.

  • 31 May 2017
    Publication, Lawyers, Mental health officers, Professional bodies, Consultation/Research, Mental Health Act (MHA), Adults with Incapacity (AWI), Research

    This report - written by Colin McKay and Professor Jill Stavert - provides an analysis and discussion of some of the major issues faced by Scottish mental health and capacity legislation.

  • 28 September 2015
    Publication, Freedom, restriction and restraint, Consultation/Research, Research

    A joint report between the Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Mental Welfare Commission on progress towards meeting Commitment 5 of the Mental Health Strategy for Scotland 2012-2015

  • 28 April 2015
    Publication, Guardianship, Consultation/Research, Research

    A new survey by the Mental Welfare Commission shows that nine out of 10 people who recently applied to become welfare guardians would advise others in their situation to do the same.

  • 20 April 2015
    Guardianship, Publication, Consultation/Research, Research

    This report outlines research and analysis undertaken for the Commission in 2014 regarding welfare and financial guardianship.