New appointments to Mental Welfare Commission

Four new part time commissioners have been appointed to the
Mental Welfare Commission in Scotland.

Corinna Penrose and Lynne Edwards have been appointed as service
users representatives. Penrose is a senior advocacy worker for the
Glasgow Association of Mental Health, while Edwards is a researcher
whose most recent work has focused on mental health issues for
young people.

The other two appointments are Sheriff Gordon Shiach, a QC and
former vice-chairperson of the parole board, and John Bain, the
professor of general practice at the University of Dundee.



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