News & Events

  • Consultation 2022

    We are now in Phase 3 of the Review. This means we want to know what you think about some of our ideas and proposals for changes to mental health and incapacity law.

  • Mental Health, Human Rights and Me in collaboration with The ALLIANCE

    A collaborative event run by the Scottish Mental Health Law Review and the ALLIANCE to gauge the level of understanding around Human Rights amongst practitioners and people with lived experience, in addition to raising awareness of how Human Rights translate to the everyday issues that people face including care and treatment.

  • Video 7 Capacity and Support for Decision-Making Advisory Group

    In July 2021 the Scottish Mental Health Law Review published a report. It explained the work we have been doing since December, and what we will be doing next.

    This is the seventh in a series of short videos about what is in that report.

    In this video Professor Jill Stavert talks about the work that the Capacity and Support for Decision-Making Advisory Group have been doing and what they are looking to do next.

  • Video 6 Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Advisory Group

    In July 2021 the Scottish Mental Health Law Review published a report. It explained the work we have been doing since December, and what we will be doing next.

    This is the sixth in a series of short videos about what is in that report.

    In this video Colin McKay talks about the work that the Economic, Social and Cultural Advisory Group have been doing and what they are looking to do next.

  • Video 5 Compulsion Advisory Group

    In July 2021 the Scottish Mental Health Law Review published a report. It explained the work we have been doing since December, and what we will be doing next.

    This is the fifth in a series of short videos about what is in that report.

    In this video Graham Morgan talks about the work that the Compulsion Advisory Group have been doing and what they are looking to do next.

  • Video 4 Children and Young Persons Advisory Group

    In July 2021 the Scottish Mental Health Law Review published a report. It explained the work we have been doing since December, and what we will be doing next.

    This is the fourth in a series of short videos about what is in that report.

    In this video Colin McKay talks about the work that the Children and Young Persons Advisory Group have been doing and what they are looking to do next.

  • Video 3 Communication and Engagement Advisory Group

    In July 2021 the Scottish Mental Health Law Review published a report. It explained the work we have been doing since December, and what we will be doing next.

    This is the third in a series of short videos about what is in that report.

    In this video Karen Martin talks about the work that the Communication and Engagement Advisory Group have been doing and what they are looking to do next.

  • Video 2 Purpose and Principles

    In July 2021, we published a report. It explained the work we have been doing since December, and what we will be doing next.

    This is the second in a series of short videos about what is in that report.

    In this video, I talk about what and who the Review thinks mental health law should be for - and the principles that we think should guide how the law works in practice.

  • Video 1 Introduction to the interim report of the Scottish Mental Health Review July 2021

    In July 2021 the Scottish Mental Health Law Review published a report. It explained the work we have been doing since December, and what we will be doing next.

    This is the first in a series of videos to accompany that report. In this video John Scott QC covers introductory matters about what is in that report.

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