Consultation on new mental health strategies adopted
People in Rutherglen and Cambuslang with an interest in mental health services have the chance to give their views on how a new piece of legislation should be implemented.
The Mental Health Act ( Scotland) 2015 was passed into law by the Scottish Parliament last year, amending parts of the previous 2003 act to further strengthen patients’ rights.
Now service users, mental health professionals, organisations and others can comment on the best way to implement the act.
The act will create a new central register of advance statements - documents where patients record how they want to be treated in the event they lose the capacity to make their own decisions.
In the consultation, people will be asked for their views on how the uptake of these advanced statements can be increased for patients.
Other consultation questions will ask for views on changes to regulations that safeguard service-user’s rights.
Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, said: “I hope we can get a good range of responses from people right across Lanarkshire and beyond.”
Minister for Sport