Mental health law

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

www.mwcscot.org.uk

The official body responsible for safeguarding the rights of those with mental disorder: useful summary of the current law, access to MWCS publications and copies of official forms. The site covers specific material on the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003; the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000; the Criminal Procedures (Scotland) Act 1995; and the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.

Scottish Association of Mental Health

www.samh.org.uk

Website of Scotland’s leading mental health charity; not much law; good on news and policy. Has an excellent Mental Health Information section.

Mental Health Law Online

www.mentalhealthlaw.co.uk

TThis is a site to which anyone can contribute and aims to be an internet resource on mental health law (E&W); hosted by an English solicitor specialising in mental health law. Recently expanded, it features several useful and innovative features, including an annual review of resources to download in the Kindle e-book format.