Scottish Mental Health Law Review

Our aim

Improve the rights and protections of persons with a mental disorder and remove barriers to those caring for their health and welfare.

This independent review is chaired by John Scott QC.

The review will be delivered in three phases

Phase 1

On 3 February 2020, a 12-week consultation opened to gather evidence on people’s experiences of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) 2003 Act.

You may find it helpful to read the paper below before you complete the online consultation. This can also be printed off should you wish to submit your views and experiences as a hard copy.

We want your views and experience

Given the current situation with COVID-19, the review will not be undertaking any further face to face meetings for the foreseeable future. We encourage everyone to give us your thoughts and experiences of mental health law via the on-line consultation below.

Respond to Consultation

Phase 2

What could happen differently to address the issues highlighted in phase 1.

Phase 3

Obtain opinions on recommendations for change to mental health law and practice before publishing a report.

Review background

The following documents provide more information on the review

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