Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015: advice for groups

Information about how the 2015 Act affects service users and professionals.

These pages provide information about how some changes brought in by the 2015 Act make a difference for individual service users and their carers and professionals who work with them. This is not intended to include everything, but will highlight some of the key areas that might most affect you. More information about the all the changes in the 2015 Act is available in the explanatory notes to the Act.

The information is listed in the order of the sections of the 2015 Act that brought in the changes. The majority of these changes came into force from 30 June 2017.



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Mental Health Directorate
Scottish Government
St Andrew’s House
Regent Road

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