Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

The Commission was originally set up in 1960 under the Mental Health Act. Our duties are set out in current mental health and incapacity law.

We protect and promote the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions through:

• Influencing and empowering
• Visiting individuals
• Monitoring the law
• Investigations and casework
• Information and advice

Last updated 17/09/2018

Contact information

0131 313 8777


  • If you need information about your rights in relation to mental health care and treatment, or you are concerned about someone else's rights ...

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