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Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

The official body responsible for safeguarding the rights of those with mental disorder. The site offers a useful summary of the current law, access to MWCS publications and copies of official forms. It also covers specific material on the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003; the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000; the Criminal Procedures (Scotland) Act 1995; and the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.

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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.

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Mental Health Law Online

This is a site to which anyone can contribute and aims to be an internet resource on mental health law (E&W); hosted by an English solicitor specialising in mental health law.

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Mental Health in Scotland

The Scottish Government’s hub for mental health information, includes access to a comprehensive page of links and resources on mental health law and to Scotland’s Mental Health Strategy


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See Me

See Me is Scotland's Programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination. 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

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