The Vision for Change
Our proposed vision for change will direct our work under the Programme and is as follows:
Our vision is that our mental health system* upholds human rights and enables people to live well, with choice and control over their own lives, as well as any care, treatment, or wider assistance they might need.
- Our laws, policies and practices are designed to give effect to the rights of people with mental illness and those who lack capacity.
- That anyone who receives mental health support must be treated fairly, with dignity and in line with their rights.
- People are supported to express what they need and to receive any care or treatment in line with their will and preferences.
- People receive support in the right way at the right time and using the least restrictive practices.
- There are strong mechanisms for accountability and effective safeguards in place to oversee the use of our legislation and delivery of mental health services.
- We are demonstrating continuous improvement, underpinned by strong governance of the system.
*Our definition of the ‘mental health system’ is the laws, policies and practices that support people’s mental health and wellbeing in Scotland. It includes the wider family and community-based networks and supports, as well as clinical services that assist people to live well and realise their rights and access any care or treatment they might require.
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