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BSL - Mental Health Act

NHSGG&C BSL A-Z: Mental Health - Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

Most of the time, when people become unwell, they understand that they need treatment. But sometimes, people are unable to agree to treatment as a direct result of their mental disorder and are likely to be at risk to themselves or to others as a result of their mental disorder. The Mental Health Act is a law that allows for the provision of necessary care and treatment in these circumstances. It only applies to people who have a mental illness, learning disability or a personality disorder. The Act allows for the provision of necessary care and treatment for the mental disorder and should be for as short a period as necessary and the least restrictive option for the individual.

Please note that this video is from a range of BSL videos published by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde