Participation in decisions that affect us is a cornerstone of rights based and recovery oriented approaches to mental health and wellbeing. Capacity assessments – and therefore decisions as to levels of inclusion in decision-making – are a contentious area in mental health law and practice, particularly with regard to compulsory treatment and hospitalisation.
Chaired by well-known health journalist, Pennie Taylor, this plenary panel discussion addresses issues relating to capacity and participation in decision-making, such as the rights to liberty, privacy and equal recognition before the law, as well as choice, control, safety and risk.
- Colin McKay (Chief Executive, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland) @colinimckay
- Dr. Heather Stuart (Professor of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen’s University Canada and Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair)
- Joyce Mouriki MBE (Chairperson, Voices Of eXperience)
- Pennie Taylor (Journalist and Broadcaster) (Panel Chair) @ptupdate
- Ron Coleman (Founder, Working to Recovery)
- Shaben Begum MBE (Director, Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance)
- Shaben Begum MBE on independent advocacy at Rights for Life
- Pennie Taylor at Rights for Life
- Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland http://www.mwcscot.org.uk/
- SIAA http://www.siaa.org.uk/
- Voices Of eXperience http://www.voxscotland.org.uk/
- Working to Recovery http://www.workingtorecovery.co.uk/home.aspx
- Working to Recovery Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Working-To-Mental-Health-Recovery/267450029544