Mental Health

The Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 governs the treatment of the mentally disordered in Scotland.  A mental disorder is defined as those suffering from a mental illness, a personality disorder, or learning disability.

 

We can represent patients and Named Persons at proceedings before the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland in respect of a range of applications.  This includes applications for a Compulsory Treatment Order and all forms of applications or appeals made on behalf of patients.

 

Funding from the Scottish Legal Aid Board is always available for representation before Mental Health Tribunals.  There is no assessment of financial means of the individual.

 

Outwith compulsory treatment we are also able to assist with the nomination or revocation of a patient’s Named Person and the preparation of an advance statement.

 

Hospital visits where necessary can be arranged.