Scottish Care responds to Mental Health Strategy consultation

The Scottish Government recently consulted on their proposed framework and priorities to transform mental health in Scotland.

The new Mental Health Strategy will be published in late 2016. It follows a four-year strategy that ran from 2012 to 2015. The new Strategy will cover a 10 year period.

The proposals can be accessed here.

Views were sought on:

  1. Scottish Government priorities for transforming mental health in Scotland;
  2. The early actions proposed to take to deliver this transformation; and
  3. How success should be measured in 10 years.

In our response, Scottish Care emphasised the unmet mental health needs of individuals supported in social care, the difficulties experienced in transitions between services and the mental health needs of the social care workforce, both in terms of training and support and their own mental health.

To view Scottish Care’s response, click here.

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