Rights and Mental Health Legislation
There is currently an Independent Review of the Mental Health Act underway as well as ongoing work to promote and protect people's rights.
An Opportunity to Influence
See Me has been working with our volunteers to influence an Independent Review of the Mental Health Act. The review is an opportunity to ensure the law itself is not discriminatory, that people are empowered to know their rights and that they receive the treatment they need when they need it.
To do this we:
- Worked with one of our Youth Champions to sit on the Communications and Engagement advisory groups.
- Engaged with our volunteers and people with lived experience to ensure their concerns are being raised.
- Created research to inform the review.
- Worked with key partners to ensure that the review upholds rights and includes the voices of lived experience.
Find out more about our consultation responses to the review below.
As part of our wider influencing work we are also working with our volunteers to create consultation responses to other pieces of work which look to improve people's rights.
Read our consultation responses here.
Our Interim Report on the Mental Health Act Review
Our report outlining emerging themes from our Mental Health Act review consultation work.
Scottish Gov Consultation on the Mental Health Act Code of Practice – See Me Response
Our response to Scottish Government’s consultation the Mental Health Act Code of Practice – October 2019.
Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee Consultation Response on the Mental Health Act
Our consultation response calling for a review of the Mental Health Act – Aug 2017.
National Advisory Group on Women and Girls Spotlight on Mental Health Report
Our role in informing and influencing the work of the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls.
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