Mental Health Act

Monday 5 January 2015

MENTAL health services are struggling to cope amid an increase in the number of vulnerable patients being detained in hospital, according to the head of a government watchdog.

Thursday 9 October 2014

THE number of people in Scotland being detained under mental health legislation is at its highest since the law was overhauled a decade ago.

Tuesday 18 February 2014

I NOTE with interest your interview with the outgoing chief executive of Scotland's Mental Welfare Com­mission ("World looks to Scotland after mental health care improved", The Herald, February 7).

Friday 7 February 2014

THE head of the Scottish mental welfare watchdog Dr Donald Lyons believes significant advances have been made over recent years in the treatment of people with psychiatric illnesses and learning difficulties.