Mental Health Tribunals

Mental Health Tribunals are heard to determine applications, appeals and reviews of compulsory measures outlined in the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland is the governing body for Mental Health Tribunals heard in Dumfries and Galloway – at Midpark Hospital Dumfries and Cromarty Stranraer.

Our role as Independent Advocates for adults involved with Mental Health Tribunals is to outline their rights and options, and assist the vulnerable adult to make necessary preparations based on their choices. This may be to help a vulnerable adult appeal the application for a compulsory treatment order by helping them contact a solicitor specialising in the mental health act, and assisting them to create a statement for the tribunal.

Useful Links

Mental Health Act easy read guide:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/196881/0052725.pdf

Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland:

http://www.mhtscotland.gov.uk/mhts/Home/Welcome_to_the_Mental_Health_Tribunal

Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 learning resource (info for Millan Principles):

http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/media/846015/interactive_mh_act_resource__apr_11_.pdf

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