Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

Statutory body protecting the welfare & rights of people with a mental illness, learning disability or other mental disorder

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Aims:

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland is an independent organisation working to safeguard the rights and welfare of everyone with a mental illness, learning disability or other mental disorder.

Services provided:

  • Find out whether individual care and treatment is in line with the law and good practice
  • Challenge service providers to deliver best practice in mental health and learning disability care
  • Provide information, advice and guidance to service users, carers and service providers
  • Have a strong and influential voice in service and policy development
  • Promote good practice in mental health law
    (This is done by building up a picture of how the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 is being applied across Scotland).

opening hours:

Telephone advice line can be accessed Monday – Thursday, 9.00am – 5.00pm and Fridays, 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Address

Thistle House
91 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5HE

Phone: 0131 313 8777 (Prof)
Website: http://www.mwcscot.org.uk/
Email: enquiries@mwcscot.org.uk
Fax: 0131 313 8778
Helpline number: 0800 389 6809

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