Understanding your rights
Find advice and support
You have a right to support with living costs if you have a problem with your mental health.
Support with money if you become ill – Money Advice Service
If your normal, day-to-day life is likely to be affected for 12 months or more you can get support with disability.
What to do if you become disabled – GOV.UK
Your rights at work
Having a problem with your mental health means you have a right to support at work.
- Support you can get from your employer if you have a mental illness – Money Advice Service
- Your rights if you're unwell and need to take time off work – GOV.UK
- Your rights if you're returning to work after a mental illness – NHS
Get legal help
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland provides information on how the law supports you if you have a mental illness.
If you're treated unfairly and don't have money for a solicitor you might get help from legal aid.