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We wish to thank the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability for writing this easy read guide. ISBN 978 0 7559 5253 3 This document is also available in pdf format (4.2mb)
The New Mental Health Act01 What is 'The Mental Health Act' all about?02 Advance statements
People03 Named person04 Independent advocacy05 The rights of carers06 Mental health officer ( MHO)
Organisations07 The Mental Welfare Commission08 The Mental Health Tribunal09 Health Boards and local authorities
Special Powers10 Consent to treatment11 Compulsory treatment orders12 Emergency and short-term powers13 People involved in criminal proceedings14 How do I appeal?
Other Information15 Words used in this guide16 Where else can I get help or advice?
Page updated: Monday, September 03, 2007