SNP MSP for Clydesdale, Aileen Campbell is appealing to constituents to respond to an open Scottish Government consultation on mental health services.
The Scottish Government is seeking views on how mental health services can be improved over the next decade. Responses are welcome from any organisation or individual with an interest in mental health, or with an experience of services. These will contribute towards the formation of the 10 year Mental Health Strategy in Scotland to be released late this year.
Commenting, Aileen said:
“With the first dedicated minister for Mental Health and this open consultation process, it’s clear the Scottish Government is committed to looking at how services can be improved.
“An additional £150 million has also been devoted to improving services over the next five years. There is an encouraging national conversation including a focus on how prevention and early intervention services can be enhanced.
"I recently took part in the Clydesdale Local Public Partnership Forum event on Mental Health in Tarbrax where I saw how useful it can be to share experiences.
“The Government wants to hear about the experiences of organisations or individuals with an interest in mental health. This is a great opportunity to put your views across to directly contribute to a long-term strategy."
· Responses can be made online at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/mental-health-unit/mental-health-in-scotland-a-10-year-vision