The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland have published two reports which each show that there is a lack of clarity and understanding amongst service users and their families and carers about parts of the Mental Health Act that directly affect them.
Both reports one related to ‘named persons’ and the other to ‘recorded matters’ are about parts of the mental health system that are there to support and protect people with mental illness or learning disability who may need compulsory treatment. Yet often those individuals and their families have not been given enough clear information about what this means.
You can find out more on the Mental Welfare Commission’s Website.
(The above article is a shortened edit of the MWC’s own press release on the reports)
02/10/2014 at 2:57 pm