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Public Consultation on Development of Mental Health Strategy *new events*
Created: 08/07/2022, Updated: 10/08/2022
The Scottish Government is seeking views on what a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland should look like.
The Strategy will guide the work that the Government, and its partners, will do to improve mental health and wellbeing in Scotland. This will include an overall shared vision, a set of outcomes, and how to achieve these to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing. It will also describe how the difference being made will be measured.
The government wants the Strategy to focus on every part of what mental health and wellbeing means. This covers a range of things, including:
addressing the underlying reasons behind poor mental health;
helping to create the conditions for people to thrive;
challenging the stigma around mental health, and;
providing specialist help and support for mental illness.
They also want the Strategy to guide how they provide support to everyone who has a role in improving and supporting people’s mental health and wellbeing. This ranges from the specialist mental health workforce to those working in all health and social care settings, in communities, schools, police custody suites, and prisons. They also recognise the invaluable support of volunteers and unpaid carers.
The Strategy will mainly cover the next five years, until 2027. However, it will set out a much longer-term vision and outcomes for the mental health and wellbeing of the population.
Public consultation on the development of a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy opened on 29 June and will run until 09 September 2022. Section 9 of the consultation relates to Children, Young People and Families’ Mental Health and Sections 13-17 the Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce.