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After falling for two years, the number of children and young people reported to the Mental Welfare Commission as being treated for mental ..read more
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The current Act is from 2003 and while it was thought of as a leading piece of legislation at the time, the changes in the care and ..read more
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The Mental Welfare Commission recently reported a 4.1% increase in episodes of compulsory treatment for mental health, which means 2017/ ..read more
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A blog assessing whether a power of attorney can overrule patient liberties when they no longer possess the capacity to make their own ..read more
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Recently, the Mental Health Tribunal presented its Annual Report to the Scottish Parliament. As a result, we think this is an excellent ..read more
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A recent report by the Mental Welfare Commission shows that the use of guardianship orders has increased in Scotland, as has been the case ..read more
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Under the Mental Health Act of 2003, anyone has the right to appeal decisions taken by the Mental Health Tribunal. In this blog, we’ll ..read more
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In 2017 the Policing and Crime Act introduced some significant changes to sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983. Important ..read more
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When people refuse treatment, they may, in some extenuating circumstances, be detained, or ‘sectioned,’ under the Mental Health Act. ..read more
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Independent Advocacy is an important concept that was widely discussed during the 2015 changes to the Mental Health Act. It has recently ..read more

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