Mental health law
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
The official body responsible for safeguarding the rights of those with mental disorder. The site offers a wealth of information, including useful summaries of the current law, guidance and good practice documents and copies of official forms. Investigation reports, leaflets for individuals and research and policy add considerable value to the site.
Scottish Association of Mental Health
Website of Scotland’s leading mental health charity. The “Know Your Rights” section has good user friendly guides to the Mental Health legislation, access to medical records, employment rights and welfare benefits.
Mental Health Law Online
This site aims to be a leading internet resource on mental health law (primarily in England and Wales). Lots of useful legal information, but almost too much at times - can be difficult to navigate.
See Me is a campaign to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination in Scotland. See Me is managed by SAMH (see above) and The Mental Health Foundation. Alongside copious amounts of campaigning material and practical advice, there is a useful section on the policy, practice and law in relation to mental health in the workplace.