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Below is a link to an online  survey surrounding a  review of the impact of MHA 2003 to establish what people's experiences are of the Mental Health Act and the impact upon  specific individuals human rights; views on  individuals with a learning disability, those with dual diagnosis and those with autism and whether certain categories should be included  within the MHA legislation. It is important that this review is based on people's experiences.  The deadline for gathering evidence about learning disability, autism and the mental health act is Friday 30th November. Once the survey is completed ( almost a month to go)  the findings will be presented to the Scottish Government  with recommendations. Therefore, Gillian MacIntyre ( advisor to review) would be grateful if you could distribute this to MHO's  and relevant individuals and other  members of the multidisciplinary team for  consideration and complete the survey. Copy and paste link to browser .< 



AGM 19th June 2018 City Halls Candleriggs


Thank you to everyone who attended our recent AGM as promised see below:



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Assessed Learning Practice Information Pack

Learning Network West has produced an Assessed Learning Practice Information Pack.  The purpose of this information pack is to provide you with an insight into the placing of social work student in a voluntary or private organisation (agency).   It includes the benefits of taking on a social work student, the expectations that must be met, those involved within the student placement experience, and how the practice learning opportunities will proceed.   Click here to download pack.



Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness

Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long condition which cannot be cured but it is not a mental illness.

ASD is categorised by difficulties with:

  • Social interaction
  • Social communication
  • Social imagination and understanding

The Autism Resource Centre (ARC) which is run by Glasgow City Council provides Autism awareness training opportunities for Glasgow City Council staff, other agencies, parents, carers and stakeholders.
The ARC has developed and produced an innovative learning experience which provides Autism awareness as seen through the eyes of a young person with Aspergers Syndrome called Aspen.
Aspergers is a condition linked to ASD. The Team at the ARC want to encourage learners to make their acquaintance with Aspen. This course gives the information and knowledge to help you understand the strengths, differences and difficulties of those on the Autism Spectrum. This is an excellent and fun learning opportunity.

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