What is an Advance Statement?
The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 gives you the right to make an Advance Statement; this is a written statement saying how you would like to be treated if you become too unwell in the future to make decisions yourself. It must be made while you are well enough to state your treatment preferences, and will only come into force if, in the future, you become too unwell to make decisions about your
treatment for yourself.
We at the Mental Health Network (Greater Glasgow) believe that as many people as possible should be encouraged to make an advance statement for the following reasons:
To protect your rights.
To help you get the best treatment for YOU.
To help those who support you to be involved.
To give the hospital staff a picture of you when you are well.
If you are interested we deliver SHORT, ACCESSIBLE sessions that can help you develop your own advance statement.