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We produce a range of publications, for professionals, people with mental ill health and families/carers. You can download them from our website. We have copies of some materials – contact us to enquire.

8 matching publications.


The views of people with lived experience of mental ill health and related conditions, and their friends and family, on the use of seclusion in psychiatric hospitals

16 Jul, 2020 | .pdf, 2.2 MB

The following paper reflects the voice, experience and opinions that people with lived
experience, and their families/carers, provided for the Commission around their work on the good practice guide Use of seclusion. It will inform our work and future reports on this subject but is not, in itself, an expression of the Commission’s views on this area.


Barriers to legal representation

9 Jul, 2020 | .pdf, 2.2 MB

The views of people with experience of mental ill health on the barriers that they face in getting legal representation.


Carers' experiences of interaction with services

25 Feb, 2020 | .pdf, 716.8 KB

The Engagement and Participation Officer (Carer) at the Commission visits support groups for people looking after individuals who have mental illness, learning difficulties, autism or dementia. We also meet with carers one-to-one if they prefer, and attend relevant conferences where discussions around issues takes place. We contact new groups regularly, and revisit others when we have new issues to discuss.


What we should be concentrating on in the Mental Welfare Commission

13 Jan, 2020 | .pdf, 861.5 KB

People with lived experience, their friends and family on what they would like the Mental Welfare Commission to concentrate on over the coming months and years.


Care Planning Report

7 Aug, 2019 | .pdf, 490.2 KB

How people with lived experience and their friends and family want to be involved in developing care plans; what they should contain, and what they should look like.


Supported decision making

30 Jul, 2019 | .pdf, 516.4 KB

The views of people with lived experience on supported decision making and people with a mental illness - some practicalities.


The purpose of a psychiatric hospital

26 Jul, 2019 | .pdf, 370.9 KB

The views of people with lived experience of mental ill health and carers on the purpose of a psychiatric hospital, and some of the elements that are appreciated and those that are not.


How much we want to keep our autonomy when being cared for

17 Jul, 2019 | .pdf, 447.8 KB

The views of people with lived experience on how much we want to keep our autonomy when being cared for.