Mental health law review seeks lived experience member

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 12th February 2021

The Scottish Mental Health Law Review wants an additional person with lived experience to join their Executive Team.

When the Minister for Mental Health announced the Review of mental health legislation in Scotland in 2019 she was clear that people with lived experience should be at the centre. The Chair of the Review, John Scott QC, has already appointed two people with lived experience to the Review’s Executive Team, which is the group of people managing the Review.

They now want to appoint a third member with lived experience to the Executive Team, to ensure there is a balance between members with lived experience and those without lived experience. By ‘lived experience’ the Review means persons with experience of mental disorders, based on the current definitions within the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. The current definition includes people with a diagnosis of mental illness including conditions such as dementia, learning disability or personality disorder. Lived experience can be either personal or in a caring or supportive role.  

For more information about what the role involves and how to apply, please read this letter (this link will take you away from our website).

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