Know Your Rights

Everyone with a mental health problem should be treated fairly.

Your rights

  • under the Mental Health Act
  • on healthcare and social support
  • on employment
  • on welfare benefits

Mental Welfare Commission – for more information about the Mental Health Act.

Law Society of Scotland – to search for an appropriate solicitor.

Find out about your rights

Call the Mental Welfare Commission’s user and carer line on 0800 389 6809.

Rights for Life

People with disabilities, including mental health problems, are legally protected from hate crimes.

Hate crimes can include a physical attack on a person or their family, verbal abuse or threats, written abuse or an attack on a person’s property. Rights for Life is a statement of the rights that people affected by mental health issues in Scotland are calling for.

Visit Rights for Life