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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.

63 matching publications.

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Autism and complex care needs

30 Oct, 2019 | .pdf, 1.4 MB

This is the first time that the Commission has undertaken a themed visit specifically looking at support for autistic people.

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Autism and complex care needs: executive summary

30 Oct, 2019 | .pdf, 977.6 KB

This is the executive summary of the first themed visit undertaken by the Commission that specifically looks at support for autistic people.

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AWI guardianship visits report 2017-18

2 Oct, 2018 | .pdf, 646.5 KB

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

20 Aug, 2018 | .pdf, 1015 KB

Our report looking at the experience of people with the diagnosis, families and services in Scotland.

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Place Of Safety Monitoring Report 2018

16 Aug, 2018 | .pdf, 749.7 KB

Our report on police use of place of safety orders in Scotland.

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Themed visit to people with dementia in community hospitals 2017

23 May, 2018 | .pdf, 1.2 MB

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Medium and low secure forensic wards

30 Aug, 2017 | .pdf, 740.9 KB

Our report following a series of visits to all medium and low secure forensic wards in Scotland.

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Homeless people with mental ill health

11 Jul, 2017 | .pdf, 609.8 KB

Our report on homelessness and mental ill health, based on the findings of a small-scale study we conducted in 2016-17.

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Place of Safety Monitoring Report 2016

20 Jun, 2017 | .pdf, 559.8 KB

Our monitoring report looking at how Police Scotland use their power to detain people in a public place of safety under the Mental Health Act.

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Adult acute wards report

11 Apr, 2017 | .pdf, 777.5 KB

Our report following a series of announced visits carried out by the Mental Welfare Commission to all adult mental health admission wards in Scotland in 2016.

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Living with severe and enduring mental illness in Scotland

24 Aug, 2016 | .pdf, 397 KB

In this themed visit we interviewed 59 people who were living in the community, and were receiving care, treatment and support from community mental health services.

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Perinatal themed visits - results of consultant's survey

29 Jun, 2016 | .pdf, 496.9 KB

Perinatal themed visits: results of consultant's survey

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Perinatal themed visit report - keeping mothers and babies in mind

29 Jun, 2016 | .pdf, 797.8 KB

This is the first study the Commission has carried out into perinatal mental health care in Scotland. In this themed visit, we focus mainly on the care of women with severe postnatal mental illness who require admission to hospital.

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Intensive psychiatric care in Scotland 2015

31 Mar, 2016 | .pdf, 530 KB

Our report following a series of announced and unannounced visits to all intensive psychiatric care units in Scotland during 2015.

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No through road: People with learning disabilities in hospital

24 Feb, 2016 | .pdf, 605.4 KB

We visited all 18 hospital units for people with learning disability (excluding forensic units) from August to October 2015. This is a summary of our findings and concerns.

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Visits to people on longer term community-based compulsory treatment orders

29 Dec, 2015 | .pdf, 824.3 KB

A summary of our findings and recommendations from our visits to people on Community Compulsory Treatment Orders (CCTOs) in 2015.

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Making Progress: Older adult functional assessment wards

14 Oct, 2015 | .pdf, 904.9 KB

This report details what we found when we visited the twenty four NHS wards providing acute assessment for older people with functional mental illness in Scotland.

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Enhanced Observation 2014/15

2 Sep, 2015 | .pdf, 611.1 KB

Our report on unannounced visits to patients on enhanced levels of observation in psychiatric hospitals in Scotland in 2014/2015.

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Suspension of Detention visits

2 Jul, 2015 | .pdf, 1 MB

Our monitoring report on the use of suspension of detention (May - Dec 2014).

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Summary of key findings from collaborative work between the Care Inspectorate and the Mental Welfare Commission - secure services for children

24 Mar, 2015 | .pdf, 531.3 KB

Summary of key findings from collaborative work between the Care Inspectorate and the Mental Welfare Commission - secure services for children.

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Specified person monitoring

23 Oct, 2014 | .pdf, 770.9 KB

Our report on our recent monitoring visits to people who are subject to specified person restrictions under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

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Visits to young people in secure care settings

23 Oct, 2014 | .pdf, 414.8 KB

The Commission and the Care Inspectorate visited young people in Scottish secure care settings, who had identified mental health difficulties, and who may be supported or referred for assessment to specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). The visits were completed in early 2014.

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Updated Survey of Recorded Matters (2)

2 Oct, 2014 | .pdf, 492.6 KB

In May 2009, the Mental Welfare Commission (MWC) reported on a survey of Recorded Matters made between October 2005 and December 2008.

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Experience of Named Persons

2 Oct, 2014 | .pdf, 421.2 KB

An exploratory study into the views of named persons under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

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Dignity and Respect - our visits to dementia continuing care wards

2 Jun, 2014 | .pdf, 622.9 KB

Our report on our visits to dementia continuing care wards.

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Women who have been detained by the criminal courts

25 Apr, 2014 | .pdf, 872.9 KB

Our report on our visits to women with mental health issues in prison or hospital who were detained by the criminal courts.

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Death in detention monitoring

13 Mar, 2014 | .pdf, 597.7 KB

We were asked how many people died while subject to compulsory treatment. here is our answer and our analysis of the causes of death.

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Easyread Intensive support visits

15 Nov, 2013 | .pdf, 158.2 KB

An easyread report on our visits to people with intensive support packages in the community.

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CPSA 1995 - First contact with services

16 Oct, 2013 | .pdf, 704.9 KB

Our report on individuals whose first formal contact with mental health services was through the Criminal Procedures (Scotland) Act 1995.

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Intensive community support visits

27 Sep, 2013 | .pdf, 847.3 KB

Our report on our visits to people with learning disability who receive intensive support in the community. This also includes good practice sample support plans.

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Individual's rights in mental health care

10 Jul, 2013 | .pdf, 296 KB

We commissioned a report into the rights of individuals who are receiving mental health care.

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Early revocation of compulsion orders

3 Jul, 2013 | .pdf, 511.5 KB

A report on compulsion orders that are revoked before they are reviewed by the tribunal.

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AWI part 5 monitoring

22 May, 2013 | .pdf, 579.4 KB

A report on our visits to care homes and hospitals to monitor use of section 47 certificates.

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Emergency detention certificates revoked by approved medical practitioners

6 May, 2013 | .pdf, 699.4 KB

An analysis of emergency detention certificates that were revoked by approved medical practitioners, compiled by Mira Thomas and Karthik Bommu.

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Adult acute wards report 2012

22 Apr, 2013 | .pdf, 839.9 KB

A report on the outcomes of our visits to every adult acute ward in Scotland in 2012.

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When parents are detained

6 Mar, 2013 | .pdf, 1 MB

A report into awareness of section 278 of the Mental Health Act, which places a duty on services to consider the effect of compulsory treatment on parental relations.

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Immediate re-detention

31 Oct, 2012 | .pdf, 210.3 KB

A report into the incidence of immediate re-detentions under short term detention certificates, particularly where a compulsory treatment order was refused by the Tribunal.

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Emergency detention

31 Oct, 2012 | .pdf, 429.2 KB

A report into the use of detention certificates for people who are already in hospital.

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Intensive, not intrusive

17 Aug, 2012 | .pdf, 206.7 KB

Our visits and telephone interviews with individuals and carers who have had contact with Intensive Home Treatment Services and the service providers, October 2011-February 2012. Amended March 2013.

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Learning Disability Themed Visit Report 2012

4 Jun, 2012 | .pdf, 362.1 KB

Themed visit to hospital units for the assessment and treatment of people with learning disabilities.

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Tribunal Experiences

22 May, 2012 | .pdf, 365 KB

The Mental Health tribunal considers all applications for long term (more than 28 days) compulsory treatment and hears appeals. We met with service users who have experience of tribunals to find out more about their views.

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Mental Health Of Prisoners 2011

1 Nov, 2011 | .pdf, 453.4 KB

Themed visit report on the support and treatment that prisoners with a mental disorder receive in the Scottish Prison Service.

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Lives Less Restricted CCTO 10-11

1 Oct, 2011 | .pdf, 194.8 KB

Monitoring report looking at people subject to compulsory treatment orders with community powers.

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Decisions For Dignity 2011

1 Aug, 2011 | .pdf, 137.5 KB

Themed visit report looking at people with dementia in general hospitals. Visits took place across Scotland during September and December 2010.

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Left Behind

31 Jul, 2011 | .pdf, 487.2 KB

This report reflects our findings from a programme of visits that took place across Scotland between April and July 2011 to individuals with severe and enduring mental illness in rehabilitation and continuing care wards based in psychiatric hospitals across Scotland.

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A Home Of My Own 2011

4 May, 2011 | .pdf, 382.4 KB

Themed visit report to people with learning disabilities living in care homes which are registered with the Care Commission as having more than 20 living places.

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A Question Of Balance CPSA Monitoring 2010

1 May, 2011 | .pdf, 398.8 KB

Report from our visits to people given compulsory mental health care after committing an offence in Scotland (July 2009 to March 2010).

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Supporting private guardians

1 Mar, 2011 | .pdf, 253.6 KB

Report from our monitoring of Adults with Incapacity Act 2000.

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Not Properly Authorised Part 16 10-11

1 Feb, 2011 | .pdf, 130 KB

Monitoring report on unannounced visits to people receiving treatment under the safeguards of part 16 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

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Adult acute wards report 2010

1 Oct, 2010 | .pdf, 164.9 KB

Themed visit report reflecting our findings from a programme of visits to adult acute mental health wards across Scotland.

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Missed Opportunities 09-10

1 May, 2010 | .pdf, 173.5 KB

Themed visit report following visits to people with acquired brain injury and alcohol related brain damaged living in hospitals, care homes and community based settings.

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Where Do I Go From Here 2010

1 Jan, 2010 | .pdf, 366.5 KB

Themed visit report looking at older people receiving care and treatment in psychiatric admission wards in Scotland.

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Visits to young people who use mental health services

1 Jan, 2010 | .pdf, 132.7 KB

Themed visit report looking at children and young people who were receiving mental health care and treatment in services across Scotland over a 3 month period on 2009.

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Short Term Detentions

1 Jan, 2010 | .pdf, 123.7 KB

Monitoring report from visits to one in five people receiving short-term compulsory care and treatment in Scotland.

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Remember I'm still me (joint report with the Care Commission)

1 Jan, 2010 | .pdf, 2.1 MB

Mental Welfare Commission and Care Commission joint report on the quality of care for people with dementia living in care homes in Scotland.

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Greater Expectations Revisited 2009

1 Feb, 2009 | .pdf, 81.8 KB

Themed visit report revisiting people with severe and enduring mental illness who are receiving care and treatment in hospital.

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Guardianships And Young People

1 Jan, 2009 | .pdf, 122.5 KB

Monitoring report on the use of welfare guardianship under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 for people aged under 25.

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Rights, recovery and restriction

28 Aug, 2008 | .pdf, 102.9 KB

Report from our visits to people receiving care and treatment in forensic mental health services across Scotland.

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Hospital Or A Home 2008

7 Jan, 2008 | .pdf, 145.3 KB

Themed visit report following visit to NHS and private facilities for people with a learning disability.

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Older And Wiser 2007

1 Jan, 2007 | .pdf, 139.7 KB

Report from our unannounced visits to NHS wards providing continuing care for dementia patients in Scotland.

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Unannounced visit reports 2005

25 Nov, 2005 | .pdf, 616.6 KB

Our impressions of mental health acute admissions wards in Scotland.

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Respecting Diversity 03-04

1 Jan, 2004 | .pdf, 553.3 KB

Themed visit report aiming to contribute to awareness and debate of issues affecting black and minority ethnic service users.

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Greater Expectations

1 Aug, 2003 | .pdf, 172.2 KB

Themed visit report to continuing care facilities for people with severe and enduring mental illness (unannounced).