Review of Mental Health Law in Scotland

Closes 29 May 2020

Who do we want to hear from?

The Review would like to hear from you if:

  1. You have had a mental disorder and because of that mental disorder, have had experience of the mental health, incapacity or adult support and protection law.

This could mean you have been in hospital because of your mental health. Some people are in hospital voluntarily. Some people are in hospital under an order. You might have heard this described as ‘being sectioned’ or ‘detained’. In either case, if you think this means you, we want to hear from you.

Or, if you have had care and support provided at home, or in a care home setting or somewhere else in the community, because of your mental health, we want to hear from you. 

Or, if you are or have been a carer, supporter or acted as a named person for anyone with a mental disorder and because of that have had experience of the mental health, incapacity or adult support and protection law, the Review wants to hear from you.

The Review would also like to hear from you if: 

  1. You are working in an area that uses any of these laws in your job.
  2. You are an organisation that represents and/or supports people who may have had experience of the mental health, incapacity or adult support and protection law because they have, or used to have a mental disorder.

We have split the questions into two parts, Part A which is for people with lived experience, either directly or because they are a carer, supporter or named person and Part B for organisations and professionals.

If you want to answer both parts please feel free to do so.

Are you responding to the consultation as: