What is supported decision-making? New good practice guide from the Mental Welfare Comission

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland has published a new good practice guide on supported decision-making.

The guide was produced for the Commission by Jill Stavert, Professor of Law at Napier University and sets out why supported decision-making is an important concept.

It explains how adults with mental illness (including dementia), learning disabilities and other related conditions, who may have difficulty making decisions, can be supported to ensure that decisions made, by or about them, genuinely reflect their choices.

You can read the new MWC good practice guide on supported decision making here.