Ensure the rights of those receiving compulsory mental health treatment

Under current mental health law, to detain someone in hospital for their mental health, doctors should seek the consent of a mental health officer, however this isn’t happening in far too many cases.

Councillors can help by ensuring their local authority:

  • Supports an urgent increase in the number of Mental Health Officers to address workforce gaps. 

Know your rights

Everyone with a mental health problem should be treated fairly. SAMH is a strong and well-informed voice on behalf of those of us who have experienced poor mental health, making sure your rights are protected.

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Know your rights