Mental health

  1. Dementia strategy: initial 2-year delivery plan - 2024 to 2026

    This delivery plan sets out how Scottish Government and COSLA will work with the voices of lived experience and delivery partners to begin to realise the vision for change set out in our new dementia strategy for Scotland: Everyone's Story

  2. Prostitution - challenging and deterring men's demand: strategic approach

    Sets our our collective approach, working with stakeholders across the wider public and third sector, to challenge and deter men’s demand for prostitution and support those with experience of it.

  3. Perinatal and infant mental health programme board/Infant mental health implementation and advisory group final report

    Final report of the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board and the Infant Mental Health Implementation and Advisory Group which concluded in March 2023

  4. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of our consultation on the national Good Food Nation Plan, which sets out the Government's goals for food and how we will achieve them.

  5. National Good Food Nation Plan

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes for a Good Food Nation; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of a wide range of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government.

  6. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation

    We are consulting on the first national Good Food Nation Plan. We are seeking views on the national Good Food Nation Outcomes, ways of measuring progress and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions.

  7. National Care Service Forum 2023: report - easy read

    This easy read report contains findings and next steps from the National Care Service Forum 2023. The forum was held on 30 October 2023 at Glasgow Science Centre.

  8. National Care Service Forum 2023: report

    Findings and next steps from the National Care Service Forum 2023. The forum was held on 30 October 2023 at Glasgow Science Centre.

  9. Rural Scotland Data Dashboard: Overview

    This report accompanies the Rural Scotland Data Dashboard which presents data on a range of issues that impact rural Scotland. The report synthesises the data included in the dashboard into a broader picture of successes, challenges and trends in rural Scotland.

  10. Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill: consultation

    We are committed to protecting, respecting and championing the rights of people with learning disabilities and neurodivergent people. This consultation on proposals for a Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill seeks the views of everyone on how we can do this.

  11. Mental Health after Covid Hospitalisation (MACH) service: exploratory qualitative study

    This qualitative research explores the MACH service from the perspective of practitioners and advisors involved in the set up and delivery of MACH with a view to understanding how the service has been implemented and developed since it was launched.

  12. Endometriosis: lived experience insight report 2023

    Details the findings from a series of endometriosis lived experience interviews. It seeks to raise awareness of endometriosis by providing an insight into experiences of accessing care and support across Scotland and how living with endometriosis can impact a person’s quality of life.

  13. Primary care - mental health and wellbeing: outcomes and measures

    The outcomes and measures framework provides an outline of outcomes, measures and indicators to demonstrate the system and people benefits associated with mental health in primary care provision.

  14. Suicide prevention strategy: year one delivery plan 2023 to 2024

    Year 1 delivery plan of Creating Hope Together, Scotland's suicide prevention strategy for 2023 to 2024.

  15. NHS recovery plan: progress report 2023

    An annual report for 2023 setting out progress on the NHS Recovery Plan 2021to 2026.

  16. The Scottish Health Survey 2022 – volume 1: main report

    This report presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2022, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

  17. The Scottish Health Survey 2022 – volume 2: technical report

    This publication presents information on the methodology and fieldwork from the Scottish Health Survey 2022.

  18. The Scottish Health Survey 2022: summary report

    Key findings from the Scottish Health Survey 2022 report.

  19. Findings from a Peer Support and Learning Group pilot to support Trauma Informed Practice in Adult Social Care

    This project explores whether a facilitated Peer Support and Learning (PSL) Group model is an effective method of supporting the implementation of trauma-informed and responsive practice in the adult social care sector, with a focus on residential care home settings.

  20. National Trauma Transformation Programme: Trauma-Informed Substance Use Pathfinders – Learning Report

    Commissioned as part of the National Trauma Transformation Programme (NTTP), this report presents the findings from two trauma-informed substance use service pathfinders projects.

  21. National Trauma Transformation Programme: Trauma-Informed Maternity Services Pathfinders - Learning Report

    Commissioned as part of the National Trauma Transformation Programme (NTTP), this report presents the findings from two trauma-informed maternity services pathfinder projects.

  22. Mapping Of Professional Qualification Routes and Continuous Professional Learning Opportunities relating to Psychological Trauma, in the Children and Families Workforce

    Commissioned as part of the National Trauma Transformation Programme, this research aimed to map the learner journeys of five sectors of the Children and Families workforce including School Nursing, Health Visiting, Children and Families Social Work, Residential Childcare and Secure Care.

  23. Self harm strategy and action plan 2023 to 2027: easy read

    Easy read version of Scotland's self-harm strategy and action plan (easy read version) which aims to provide kindness and understanding to anyone dealing with self-harm in any way, without being judged or treated badly.

  24. Self harm strategy and action plan 2023 to 2027

    Scotland's first dedicated self-harm strategy and action plan aims for anyone affected by self-harm, to receive compassionate support, without fear of stigma or discrimination. It is jointly owned by Scottish Government and Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

  25. Self harm strategy and action plan 2023 to 2027: equality impact assessment

    A summary of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) which analysed a range of data and information to inform the development of, and consider the likely impact of, the self-harm strategy and action plan on groups with protected characteristics.

  26. Mental Health Moratorium: consultation

    The Bankruptcy and Diligence (Scotland) Bill contains powers which would allow Scottish Ministers to create a Mental Health Moratorium. This would protect people with serious mental health issues from debt recovery action. We are seeking views on the proposed process for a Mental Health Moratorium.

  27. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: outcomes framework

    The mental health and wellbeing outcomes framework underpins our strategy. It sets out the range of changes needed across society to improve mental health and wellbeing in Scotland, and will help monitor and evaluate progress as the Strategy is implemented.

  28. Mental health and wellbeing : workforce action plan 2023-2025

    Mental health and wellbeing workforce action plan setting out out how Scottish Government and COSLA will progress a range of activity to address key workforce issues.

  29. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: delivery plan 2023-2025

    Mental health and wellbeing strategy delivery plan describing the work that we will undertake to improving mental health for everyone in Scotland covering the period 2023 to 2025.

  30. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: evidence summary

    Narrative review of published evidence on the current situation and trends in mental health and wellbeing in Scotland. Complements engagement work with stakeholders, providing context for, and guiding the development of our mental health and wellbeing strategy and delivery plan.

  31. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: delivery plan 2023-2025 - easy read

    Easy read version of the mental health and wellbeing delivery plan that sets out how the Scottish Government and COSLA will deliver the new mental health and wellbeing strategy.

  32. Care and treatment of eating disorders - national specification: consultation

    We are consulting on the draft national specification for the care and treatment of eating disorders in Scotland. Answering the consultation questions will help us refine the specification.

  33. The Mental Health (National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service: Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: BRIA

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the Mental Health (National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service: Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2023.

  34. Adults with Incapacity - delayed discharge: good practice guidance September 2023

    Over the past 12 months Scottish Government have met with a wide range of health and social care partnerships from across the country to discuss Adults with Incapacity (AWI) delayed discharge rates. We have compiled examples of AWI delayed discharge good practice in this publication.

  35. National Care Service: forum discussion guide - easy read

    Guide to group discussions for people attending the National Care Service Forum 2023 in person. The Forum was at Glasgow Science Centre on 30 October 2023.

  36. Mental Health (National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service: Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment results for the amendments to existing regulations to include the National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service (NSAIS), also known as “Foxgrove”.

  37. Forensic mental health services delivery reform - option appraisal process: final report

    This is the final report of the Planning and Collaboration Short Life Working Group set up as part of the Scottish Government’s response to the final report of the independent review of delivery of forensic mental health services chaired by Derek Barron.

  38. Mental Health (National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service: Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Initial assessment of the impact of the Mental Health (National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service: Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2023.

  39. Support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community 2023

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  40. Value based health and care: action plan

    Sets out the actions to support health and care colleagues practise Realistic Medicine and deliver value based health and care, by focusing on outcomes that matter to people, optimising use of health and care resources, and contributing to a more sustainable health and care system.

  41. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 amendments - Windrush Compensation Scheme: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the amendments to the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 in respect of the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

  42. Psychological therapies and interventions specification

    Specification setting out the aims to improve the delivery of psychological therapies and interventions for everyone accessing and delivering these across Scotland.

  43. Core mental health standards

    These core standards support adult secondary services with the aim of improving quality and safety of mental health services for people in Scotland.

  44. Adult secondary mental health services: consultation analysis

    The new core mental health standards have been informed by the adult secondary mental health services public consultation analysis. The consultation results have been independently analysed to produce a full report and executive summary.

  45. Psychological therapies and interventions specification: easy read summary

    Easy read summary of the new national psychological therapies and interventions specification, setting out aims to improve the delivery of psychological therapies and interventions for everyone accessing and delivering these across Scotland.

  46. Psychological therapies and interventions specification: consultation analysis

    The new national psychological therapies and interventions specification has been informed by the public consultation analysis. The consultation results have been independently analysed to produce a full report and executive summary.

  47. Adult secondary mental health services and psychological therapies and interventions specification: consultation analysis, key themes report

    This executive summary report brings together the key themes identified in the consultation analysis reports for adult secondary mental health services and psychological therapies and interventions specification.

  48. Core mental health standards: easy read summary

    Easy read summary of the core mental health standards. Supporting adult secondary services with the aim of improving quality and safety of mental health services for people in Scotland.

  49. National Care Service - keeping care support local part 1 – local services: regional forums - easy read findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This easy-read report contains feedback on the Keeping care support local part 1 – local services theme.

  50. National Care Service - realising rights and responsibilities: regional forums - easy read findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This easy read report contains feedback on the realising rights and responsibilities theme.

  51. National Care Service - making sure your voice is heard: regional forums - easy read findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This easy-read report contains feedback on the Making sure your voice is heard theme.

  52. National Care Service - valuing the workforce: regional forums - easy read findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service. The events covered five co-design themes. This easy-read report relates to feedback gathered from the Valuing the Workforce co-design theme events.

  53. National Care Service - realising rights and responsibilities: regional forums - findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This report contains feedback on the Realising Rights and Responsibilities theme.

  54. National Care Service - making sure my voice is heard: regional forums - findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This report contains feedback on the Making sure your voice is heard theme.

  55. National Care Service - valuing the workforce: regional forums - findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This report contains feedback on the Valuing the Workforce theme.

  56. National Care Service - information sharing to improve care support: regional forums - findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This report contains feedback on the information sharing to improve care support theme.

  57. National Care Service - keeping care support local part 2 – community health care: regional forums - findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This report contains feedback on the Keeping care support local part two - community health care theme.

  58. Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board: final report

    This report summarises the work of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board which was co-chaired by COSLA and Scottish Government. The Board oversaw reform across areas that impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

  59. Suicide Bereavement Support Service: evaluation report - year 2

    This report covers Year 2 of the multi-year evaluation of the Suicide Bereavement Support Service (SBSS). It draws on two years of the evaluation to date while also providing additional learning and evidence on experiences and outcomes.

  60. Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults: projects awarded funding

    Projects awarded funding in 2022 to 2023 (Year 2) of the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults.

  61. National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021 - updated 2023

    This guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children and will support the care and protection of children.

  62. Independent Review of Audiology Services in Scotland

    Review report and recommendations from the Independent Review of Audiology Services in NHS Scotland. The Review was announced by the Scottish Government in January 2022 in the context of failings in the standards of care provided in the NHS Lothian Paediatrics Services.

  63. Supporting Birth Parents fund

    Corra Foundation to manage Birth Parent Support grants.

  64. Adult Disability Payment - mobility component: consultation analysis

    An independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on the eligibility criteria for the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment (ADP).

  65. Adult Disability Payment - mobility component: consultation analysis - easy read

    Easy read version of the independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on the eligibility criteria for the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment (ADP).

  66. iMatter Survey 2022: demographic data exploration

    Independent report by Webropol providing detailed information and analysis of staff experience in health and social care across Scotland, broken down by protected characteristics (as stated in Equality Act 2010). This report compiles data from the 2021 and 2022 iMatter survey.

  67. Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults: evaluation - easy read

    Easy read version of the external evaluation of year one of the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults.

  68. Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults evaluation - year two: monitoring and reporting summary - easy read

    Easy read version of the monitoring and reporting results for Year 2 of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Communities Fund for Adults.

  69. Whole Family Approach: rapid review of literature

    Reviews the evidence on Whole Family Approaches to family support, focussing on examples of best practice in the context of substance use and implications for the training and learning development of substance use practitioners and wider workforce.

  70. Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults: year 2 - monitoring and reporting summary

    Monitoring and reporting results for year two of the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults.

  71. Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults: evaluation

    External evaluation of year one of the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults.

  72. NHS Scotland - climate emergency and sustainability: annual report 2021 to 2022

    Report for 2021 to 2022 providing information on; greenhouse gas emissions arising from the operations of NHS Scotland, actions which have been taken or are underway to reduce NHS Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact, and actions to adapt to climate change.

  73. Scottish Mental Health Law Review: our response - easy read

    Easy read version of our response to the independent review of mental health, capacity and adult support and protection legislation, chaired by Lord John Scott KC.

  74. National Islands Plan: implementation route map 2023

    Details how we will deliver on the commitments in the National Islands Plan, over the coming year.

  75. Suicide prevention action plan: 2023 to 2024 priorities

    Priorities for year one (2023 to 2024) from Creating Hope Together: Scotland's suicide prevention action plan (June 2023).

  76. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: executive summary

    Executive summary of the new mental health and wellbeing strategy, laying out our vision for improving mental health and wellbeing in Scotland.

  77. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: easy read summary

    Easy read summary of the new mental health and wellbeing strategy, laying out our vision for improving mental health and wellbeing in Scotland.

  78. Mental health and wellbeing strategy

    Strategy laying out our approach to improving mental health for everyone in Scotland.

  79. Scottish mental health law review: our response

    A response to the independent review of mental health, capacity and adult support and protection legislation, chaired by Lord John Scott KC.

  80. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy and action plan: outcomes framework

    The new suicide prevention outcomes framework underpins our strategy and offers an ambitious approach to setting out the range of changes needed across society to reduce suicide deaths in Scotland.

  81. Scottish mental health law review: our response - summary

    Simplified summary of a response to the independent review of mental health, capacity and adult support and protection legislation, chaired by Lord John Scott KC.

  82. Enablers and barriers to trauma-informed systems, organisations and workforces: evidence review - appendices

    Appendices to the rapid evidence review of the international literature published between 2016-2022 describing the enablers that support the effective implementation of trauma-informed approaches across different systems, organisations and workforces, as well as barriers.

  83. Enablers and barriers to trauma-informed systems, organisations and workforces: evidence review

    Findings of a rapid evidence review of the international literature published between 2016-2022 describing the enablers that support the effective implementation of trauma-informed approaches across different systems, organisations and workforces, as well as barriers.

  84. Discovering meaning, purpose and hope through person centred wellbeing and spiritual care: framework

    The framework reflects the considerable developments resulting from the increased professionalism in spiritual care over the last twenty years. It firmly establishes the role of spiritual care as an integral part of health and social care provision.

  85. Allied Health Professions: disclosure guidance - easy read

    Easy read version of guidance for anyone supporting individuals with criminal convictions and mental health conditions/learning disabilities into work, volunteering or education by providing the necessary knowledge, resources and guidance on the disclosure process.

  86. Time Space Compassion - supporting people who are having a suicidal crisis: guide - easy read

    Easy read version of the Time Space Compassion introductory guide to supporting people in suicidal crisis. It has been developed for use by people and services who regularly come into contact and support people in suicidal crisis.

  87. Scottish Health Survey - information assurance and risk: data protection impact assessment

    Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) for the Scottish Health Survey.

  88. Allied Health Professions: disclosure guidance - equality impact assessment

    Results of the equality impact assessment conducted for the Allied Health Professions disclosure guidance.

  89. Allied Health Professions: disclosure guidance

    Guidance for anyone supporting individuals with criminal convictions and mental health conditions/learning disabilities into work, volunteering or education by providing the necessary knowledge, resources and guidance on the disclosure process.

  90. Taking action on dementia.

    New plan to improve quality of life.

  91. New dementia strategy for Scotland: Everyone's Story

    The new Dementia Strategy for Scotland is a 10-year vision for change. This strategy was developed in collaboration with people with lived experience and our wider partners. It is the culmination of eight months of engagement with people across Scotland, focussed on how we improve delivery

  92. New dementia strategy for Scotland: summary

    This summary of our New Dementia Strategy for Scotland (a 10-year vision for change) sets out the difference we want to make, prioritising how we improve delivery and impact, with a focus on enhancing community supports.

  93. Coming Home implementation report: equality impact assessment

    Record of the Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) carried out in relation to the policy development of the Coming Home Implementation Report recommendations for people with learning disabilities and complex care needs.

  94. Coming Home implementation: memorandum of understanding

    Memorandum of Understanding between the Scottish Government and COSLA in relation to the Coming Home Implementation Dynamic Support Registers for people with learning disabilities and complex care needs.

  95. Suicide prevention strategy and action plan: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses during consultation period of the development of Creating Hope Together: Scotland's suicide prevention strategy and action plan.

  96. £15 million mental health funding

    Community support for third year of fund to help more projects.

  97. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  98. National Review of Eating Disorder Services Implementation Group: final report

    Final report of the National Review of Eating Disorder Services Implementation Group. The Group was established to develop the early approach for taking forward the recommendations from the National Review of Eating Disorder Services.

  99. Scottish Health Survey (2024 onwards): content review

    We ran this questionnaire review in order to seek users' views on the content of the Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) from 2024 onwards.

  100. National Islands Plan Annual Report 2022

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2022 reporting year.

  101. NAIT Adult Neurodevelopmental Pathways report

    In 2021, there was a recognised need to improve experiences and outcomes for autistic adults, adults with ADHD and those with co-occurring neurodevelopmental conditions in Scotland. This report details innovative and new ways of working towards these goals, including future recommendations.

  102. Time Space Compassion - supporting people experiencing suicidal crisis: introductory guide

    Introductory guide to the Time Space Compassion principles and approach - a relationship and person centred approach to improving suicidal crisis. It has been developed for use by people and services who regularly come into contact and support people experiencing suicidal crisis.

  103. Time Space Compassion - supporting people experiencing suicidal crisis: stories in practice - volume 1

    This is a collection of practice stories, illustrating the principles and supporting practices of Time Space Compassion - a relationship and person centred approach to improving suicidal crisis support.

  104. Voice of the Infant: best practice guidelines and infant pledge

    Co-produced by a short-life working group, on behalf of the Infant Mental Health Implementation and Advisory Group, which is part of the Scottish Government’s Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board.

  105. The Carer's Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Draft Regulations 2023

    Where Scottish Ministers propose to make regulations under the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018, they must make proposals publicly available. This page contains draft Carer Support Payment (Scotland) 2023 regulations which were sent to the Scottish Commission on Social Security on 3 March 2023.

  106. Scottish local government finance - Green Book: 2023-2024

    Scottish Local Government Finance Settlement 2023-24: Funding Allocation Formula.

  107. Dementia strategy - national conversation: what people told us

    High-level summary of the collective written and oral evidence we received on our national conversation to information a new dementia strategy. It outlines the range of responses received, as well as the evidence-based rigour we brought to this analysis through using thematic analysis techniques.

  108. Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund - year 1: projects awarded 2021 to 2022

    List of projects awarded in 2021 to 2022, for the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.

  109. Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill: scoping work analysis 2022 - easy read

    Easy read version of a report summarising the findings of the Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill pre-consultation exercise.

  110. Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill: scoping analysis 2022

    This report summarises the findings of the Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill pre-consultation exercise. It is an analysis of 30 workshops carried by Scottish Government and its partners with people with learning disabilities and autistic people.

  111. Choosing a care home on discharge from hospital: guidance

    Refreshed guidance for health boards, local authorities and Integration Authorities on supporting patients and families through the process of choosing a care home on discharge from hospital.

  112. Health and social care: data strategy

    Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care, setting out how we will work together in transforming the way that people access their own data to improve health and wellbeing; and how care is delivered through improvements to our systems.

  113. Health and social care: data strategy - executive summary

    Executive summary of the data strategy for health and social care.

  114. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation analysis - executive summary

    In spring 2023, we will publish a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy which will be informed by the public consultation analysis. The consultation results have been independently analysed to produce a full report, supplementary report, and executive summary.

  115. More funding to help parents and infants at risk

    Supporting perinatal and infant mental health.

  116. Perinatal and infant mental health services: update

    Outlines the development of services in perinatal and infant mental health across each health board in Scotland as of August 2022. It covers mother and baby units, community perinatal mental health, maternity/neonatal psychological interventions and infant mental health.

  117. Independent Oversight and Assurance Group on Tayside's Mental Health Services

    Final Report from the Independent Oversight and Assurance Group on Tayside's Mental Health Services.

  118. Mental health festive support

    Help for those who may need it.

  119. Coronavirus Act 2020: Named Person - witnessing of signatures

    Guidance on the implementation of temporary emergency powers which temporarily removes the requirement for a nominated person to have their signature witnessed by a prescribed person.

  120. National carers strategy

    Unpaid care is vital to how social care is provided in Scotland, and the value of the dedication and expertise of carers cannot be overstated. This strategy sets out a range of actions to ensure they are supported fully in a joined up and cohesive way.

  121. National carers strategy: executive summary

    Unpaid care is vital to how social care is provided in Scotland, and the value of the dedication and expertise of carers cannot be overstated. This strategy sets out a range of actions to ensure they are supported fully in a joined up and cohesive way.

  122. Rare disease action plan

    Scotland’s first action plan for rare disease sets out the actions that we, our NHS, partners and stakeholders will take to improve the lives of people in living with a rare disease. The plan supports the shared priorities of the 2021 UK Rare Diseases Framework.

  123. Adult secondary mental health services - quality standards: consultation

    We want to hear your views on the draft quality standards for adult secondary mental health services. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final standards and develop how we measure if these standards are being met.

  124. Delivery of psychological therapies and interventions - national specification: consultation - easy read

    We want to hear your views on their new outcomes for psychological therapies and interventions. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final outcomes.

  125. Adult secondary mental health services - quality standards: consultation - easy read

    We want to hear your views on their new standards for adult secondary mental health services. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final standards.

  126. Delivery of psychological therapies and interventions: national specification

    We want to hear your views on the draft specification for psychological therapies and interventions. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us refine the final specification and develop how we will measure if the specification is being met.

  127. Inpatient census 2022: hospital based complex clinical care and long stay

    Results from the Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care (HBCCC) and Long Stay Census, carried out in April 2022. The data was collected as part of the Inpatient Census.

  128. Inpatient census 2022: parts one and two

    Results of the sixth Mental Health & Learning Disability Inpatient Census and Out of Scotland NHS Placements Census, 2022.

  129. Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill - Lived Experience Advisory Panel: recruitment information

    We are looking to recruit neurodivergent people to take part in a panel that will help us design an inclusive consultation for a new proposed bill.

  130. Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill - Lived Experience Advisory Panel: recruitment information - easy read

    We are looking to recruit neurodivergent people to take part in a panel that will help us design an inclusive consultation for a new proposed bill.

  131. Substance use and mental health concerns - The Way Ahead: rapid review recommendations

    A set of independent recommendations to the Scottish Government on how to improve care for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions. It forms part of a wider rapid review of co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns in Scotland.

  132. Drug and alcohol services - co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns: literature and evidence review

    Review of the existing evidence on co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns and the integration of mental health and substance use services relevant to a Scottish context. It forms part of a wider rapid review of co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns in Scotland.

  133. Drug and alcohol services - co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns: survey

    This report presents the results of a survey of individuals working within services that provide support to people who use drugs or alcohol. It forms part of a wider rapid review of co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns in Scotland.

  134. Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADP) 2021/22 annual returns: summary report

    Summary of responses to the Scottish Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) annual survey. Its main aim is to evidence progress of the National Mission by providing information on the activity undertaken by ADPs.

  135. Restricting alcohol advertising and promotion: consultation - easy read

    This consultation seeks views on potential restrictions to alcohol advertising and promotion in Scotland.

  136. Restricting alcohol advertising and promotion: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on potential restrictions to alcohol advertising and promotion in Scotland.

  137. Care in the Digital Age: delivery plan 2022 to 2023

    The national delivery plan describes activities supporting Health Boards, HSCPs, local authorities, primary care, social care, social work, and care providers to offer new or improved services, whether through improved systems and infrastructure, or access to digital services.

  138. Scottish Health Survey 2021 published

    Scotland’s Chief Statistician released The Scottish Health Survey 2021 today. This publication provides information on the health of adults and children in Scotland.

  139. The Scottish Health Survey 2021: summary report

    Key findings from the Scottish Health Survey 2021 report.

  140. The Scottish Health Survey 2021 - volume 2: technical report

    This publication pesents information on the methodology and fieldwork from the Scottish Health Survey 2021.

  141. The Scottish Health Survey 2021 - volume 1: main report

    Presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2021, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

  142. Scottish Carer's Assistance: consultation analysis

    Independent analysis of responses to the Scottish Carer's Assistance consultation, a new Scottish benefit which will replace Carer’s Allowance, and be delivered by Social Security Scotland. The consultation was undertaken between 28 February 2022 and 23 May 2022.

  143. Access to counsellors in secondary schools and children and young people’s community mental health services – summary reports

    An analysis of information provided by local authorities on the school counselling service and community mental health supports in their area.

  144. Infant mental health: evidence review

    This report covers the key findings of a rapid literature review of UK research on infant mental health, in addition to interviews with members of infant mental health clinical teams in NHS Fife and NHS Lanarkshire.

  145. New custodial unit for women

    Glasgow centre is aimed at transforming support for women in custody.

  146. A new story for Dementia

    Voices of people with dementia, their families and carers to shape new strategy.

  147. Creating Hope Together: suicide prevention strategy 2022 to 2032

    Scotland's Suicide Prevention Strategy covering the period from 2022 to 2032.

  148. Creating Hope Together: suicide prevention action plan 2022 to 2025

    Scotland's Suicide Prevention Action Plan covering the period from 2022 to 2025.

  149. Suicide Prevention Strategy – ‘Creating Hope Together’

    New approach to reducing suicide in Scotland.

  150. Extra support for mental health at work

    Employers given tools to understand and improve mental health of workers.

  151. Mental health workers: quarterly performance reports

    Quarterly performance updates for action 15 of the Mental Health Strategy which confirms the number of (Whole Time Equivalent) mental health workers in post.

  152. Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS): information

    This leaflet provides information on how to Self-refer to a Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS). It provides information on accessing healthcare through NHS Scotland for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

  153. Victims will benefit from key support

    £48m funding underlines government commitment.

  154. Strokes: progressive stroke pathway

    The progressive stroke pathway, produced by the National Advisory Committee for Stroke (NACS), sets out a vision of what progressive stroke care in Scotland should comprise.

  155. Additional funding for Community mental health

    £6 million to meet demand for mental health projects.  

  156. New vision for justice

    Victims placed at the heart of ensuring just, safe, and resilient communities.

  157. Help for people living with dementia

    Extra £1 million will help people shape the services they need.

  158. Looking after social work and social care staff

    New £1 million fund for workforce wellbeing.

  159. Increasing mental health support in GP practices

    Funding to reach £40 million a year.

  160. Mental health over the festive season

    Support available for those who may be struggling.

  161. Record £18 billion for health and social care

    Budget focus on pandemic recovery.

  162. £15 million to help improve mental wellbeing

    New Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund launched.

  163. Improving response for people at risk of suicide

    Group to drive forward approach.

  164. Caring for those who care for us

    Wellbeing support for staff in health and social care.

  165. Recognising the impact of trauma

    Funding for services to help support those affected

  166. Education recovery

    Setting out the way forward.

  167. Tackling mental health stigma and discrimination

    See Me awarded continued funding.

  168. Funding for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

    Support for children and young people with mental health issues, and those with neurodevelopmental support needs.

  169. Children and young people - national neurodevelopmental specification: principles and standards of care

    Seven standards for services to support children and young people who have neurodevelopmental profiles with support needs and require more support than currently available.

  170. Funding to enhance football mental wellbeing programme

    Changing Room – Extra Time launched.

  171. NHS Recovery Plan

    More than £1 billion to improve care and tackle backlog.

  172. Women's Health Plan

    Tackling inequalities and improving health.

  173. Prehabilitation for cancer patients

    £270,000 pilot scheme gives pre-treatment support.

  174. Additional funding to help people with eating disorders

    £5 million to help respond to increased cases.

  175. Scoping review of intensive psychiatric inpatient care provision for young people in Scotland: report

    Report on a scoping review of intensive psychiatric inpatient care provision for young people in Scotland.

  176. Dementia - health and social services staff: framework - Promoting Excellence 2021

    Promoting Excellence 2021 is a framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers.

  177. Coronavirus (COVID-19) dementia action plan: equality impact assessment - summary

    This equality impact assessment summary focuses on our national action plan to continue to support recovery for people with dementia and their carers. The document summarises evidence around equalities categories and outlines a number of actions required to ensure equitable access to the plan.

  178. Coronavirus (COVID-19) dementia action plan: equality impact assessment

    This equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers evidence around equalities categories and outlines a number of actions required to ensure equitable access to the policies in our national action plan to continue to support recovery for people with dementia and their carers.

  179. Eating disorder services review: summary recommendations

    Report and recommendations from the National Review of Eating Disorder Services.

  180. Improving support for people with an eating disorder

    National review of services published.

  181. Welfare Advice and Health Partnerships

    Over £3 million for money advice services in GP surgeries.

  182. Mental health support for hospitalised COVID-19 patients

    Funding to establish network of clinicians.

  183. Perinatal mental health - peer support: action plan – 2020 to 2023

    The Peer Support in Perinatal Mental Health Action Plan is a follow up to Review of the evidence for Peer Support in Perinatal Mental Health Report which was published in October 2020.

  184. More mental health workers recruited

    Improving access to dedicated professionals.

  185. Mental health strategy: third annual progress report

    Our third progress report on the mental health strategy 2017 to 2027.

  186. Independent Forensic Mental Health Review: final report

    This final report sets out the Review's recommendations for change. A summary and easy read version are also available.

  187. Coronavirus (COVID-19): mental health tracker study - wave 2 report

    Wave 2 findings (data collected from 17 July and 17 August 2020) indicate increased rates of suicidal thoughts, no significant changes in rates of depression or anxiety, and an improvement in most other indicators of mental health and wellbeing, compared to Wave 1 (data from 28 May to 21 June 2020)

  188. Community mental health and wellbeing supports and services: framework

    This framework sets out a clear broad approach for the support that children and young people should be able to access for their mental health and emotional wellbeing within their community.

  189. Suicide prevention action plan 2018 - 2020: review

    A review of progress made on Every Life Matters, Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan (SPAP) 2018 – 2021, over the period September 2018 to October 2020.

  190. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - dementia and COVID-19: national action plan - easy read

    This Plan, written in partnership with COSLA and key stakeholders, explains how the Scottish Government is working with others to support people with dementia and their families to get the right care, treatment and support at the right time as we come through and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  191. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - dementia and COVID-19: national action plan - easy read

    This Plan, written in partnership with COSLA and key stakeholders, explains how the Scottish Government is working with others to support people with dementia and their families to get the right care, treatment and support at the right time as we come through and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  192. Mental health transition and recovery plan: CRWIA Stage 1

    Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) stage 1 screening document for Children and Young People's Mental Health policy, confirming the need for a full assessment to take place in response to the recently published mental health transition and recovery plan.

  193. Enhanced support for people in emotional distress

    Local services continue to expand.

  194. Over £16 billion investment in health

    Funding for NHS, mental health and drug services.

  195. Mental health support for health and social care staff

    Frontline workers to get specialist help.

  196. Strengthening support for people with dementia and their carers

    New dementia recovery plan published.

  197. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - dementia and COVID-19: action plan

    This national action plan plan sets out how we will build on our national response to the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020 and how we will continue and expand that response in 2021 to continue to support recovery for people with dementia and their carers.

  198. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - dementia and COVID-19: action plan

    This national action plan plan sets out how we will build on our national response to the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020 and how we will continue and expand that response in 2021 to continue to support recovery for people with dementia and their carers.

  199. Mental health support for veterans

    More funding for services.

  200. Coronavirus Act 2020 - impact on mental health legislation: update

    An update from the Mental Health Directorate on the Coronavirus Act 2020 as it relates to Scottish mental health legislation.

  201. More mental health support for students

    Extra £1.32 million to improve wellbeing.

  202. Children and young people’s mental health

    £15 million to help with impact of pandemic.

  203. Peer support in perinatal mental health: evidence review

    This internship project report reviews the evidence base for peer support in perinatal mental health, considering evidence of effectiveness, models of support currently in place and potential ways of further developing peer support in Scotland.

  204. Supporting Scotland’s mental health recovery

    Addressing the psychological impact of the pandemic.

  205. Coronavirus (COVID-19): mental health - transition and recovery plan - summary

    This summary document highlights our key commitments to respond to the mental health impacts of COVID-19 as set out in the full plan.

  206. Coronavirus (COVID-19): mental health - transition and recovery plan

    This plan outlines our response to the mental health impacts of COVID-19. It addresses the challenges that the pandemic has had, and will continue to have, on the population’s mental health.

  207. Supporting and celebrating different minds

    £250,000 funding to help people with autism.

  208. Mental health support for COVID-19 patients

    National network to ensure long-term recovery.

  209. Coronavirus (COVID-19): mental health needs of hospitalised patients - report

    Dr Nadine Cossette, liaison psychiatrist, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, was commissioned to examine mental health needs of patients hospitalised due to COVID-19. Her report contains analysis of need and recommendations for action to support recovery.

  210. Support for self-isolating students

    Minister says physical and mental wellbeing the priority

  211. Suicide prevention leadership group: second annual report

    The second annual report of the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG).

  212. Scottish Health Survey 2019 published

    Scotland’s Chief Statistician today released the Scottish Health Survey 2019, providing information on the health, and factors relating to health, of adults and children in Scotland.

  213. Strengthening support for school staff

    Package will include help with mental health.

  214. Independent Forensic Mental Health Review: interim report

    This interim report describes the evidence gathered during the review’s consultation phase. A summary and easy read version are also available.

  215. More mental health support for health and social care staff

    New helpline will provide round the clock service.

  216. Supporting adult survivors of in care childhood abuse

    Additional funding to extend services.

  217. Admission to adult mental health wards for under 18's - adaptation for Scotland: guidance

    Best practice guidance to aid implementation of s23 of the Mental Health (Care & Treatment)( Scotland) Act 2003 which places a duty on health boards to provide sufficient services and accommodation to meet the needs of young people under 18 when they are admitted to hospital for treatment of a mental disorder.

  218. Supporting mental health and wellbeing

    Community projects given £8 million to help combat isolation.

  219. Coronavirus (COVID-19): use of clinical frailty scale - letter from Principal Medical Officer

    Letter from the Prinicipal Medical Officer Dr Mitchell to NHS Boards, to ensure clarity in relation to the use of the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) and the use of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) with younger patients, those with a stable long term physical need, learning disability or autism.

  220. Unique support for health and social care

    New resources for staff, carers, volunteers and their families. 

  221. Coronavirus (COVID-19): principles for mental health services - letter from Minister for Mental Health

    Letter from Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Mental Health, to health boards and local authorities including a set of principles, building on existing Mental Health Act principles, designed to support active local decision making and promote consistency during COVID-19 mobilisation.

  222. Supporting mental health

    Further investment to help children and families during pandemic.

  223. Support for autistic people

    Funding boost for specialist organisations to deal with coronavirus pressures.

  224. Support for perinatal mental health

    Funding for charities to help families.

  225. New mental health support

    Helping people cope during COVID-19.

  226. Scotland's Mental Health First Aid – Young People – Year 3 report

    Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid – Young People – Year 3 report

  227. Mental health first aid for young people: year 2 report

    Information about mental health first aid for young people.

  228. Scotland's Mental Health First Aid – Young People – Year 1 report

    Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid – Young People – Year 1 report

  229. Review of eating disorder services

    Recommendations expected in Spring 2021.

  230. Mobile screen exposure can lead to poor sleep

    Report highlights impact on young people’s mental health.

  231. Scottish Budget 2020-21

    Tackling the climate emergency and protecting public services.

  232. Improving mental health services for young people

    Plan to ensure consistent high standards.

  233. Support for mental health services at NHS Tayside

    Range of actions implemented ahead of independent inquiry report.

  234. Factors affecting children’s mental health and wellbeing: findings

    Results from the 2015- 2017 Realigning Children's Services Wellbeing Surveys into factors effecting mental health and wellbeing amongst children and young people in Scotland.

  235. Support for mental health at Christmas

    Reducing stress and anxiety.

  236. Mental Health First Aid: data protection impact assessment

    A data protection impact assessment for the internal staff Mental Health First Aid procedure.

  237. Mental Health Strategy annual forum: ministers speech

    The Minister for Mental Health Clare Haughey addresses the Mental Health Strategy annual forum on 27 November 2019.

  238. Improving perinatal mental health

    Charities to support more women and families.

  239. Mental health in schools

    Dedicated counselling service for pupils.

  240. Mental health strategy 2017-2027: second progress report

    Our second progress report on the Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027.

  241. More mental health support for students

    Funding to appoint counsellors in colleges and universities.

  242. Developing the mental health research landscape in Scotland: working paper

    Working paper setting out our ambitions for improving the quality and quantity of mental health clinical research in Scotland.

  243. New President of Mental Health Tribunal

    Laura Dunlop QC appointed.

  244. Inpatient Census 2019: parts one and two

    Results of the fifth Mental Health & Learning Disability Inpatient Census and Out of Scotland NHS Placements Census, 2019.

  245. Suicide prevention leadership group: annual report 2019

    The first annual report of the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group.

  246. Scottish Health Survey 2018 published

    Scotland’s Chief Statistician today released The Scottish Health Survey 2018, providing information on the health, and factors relating to health, of adults and children in Scotland.

  247. New group to help prevent suicide

    Lived experience panel announced.

  248. Mental health support for new mums

    Rollout of £1 million for counselling and befriending.

  249. Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board: delivery plan 2019-2020

    Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board delivery plan for 2019 to 2020.

  250. Identifying and responding to trauma

    Training for frontline service staff.

  251. Children and Young People's Mental Health Task Force: recommendations

    Recommendations from Children and Young People’s Mental Health Task Force to Scottish Government and COSLA.

  252. Support for emergency responders

    Wellbeing and resilience programme extended to emergency services.

  253. Improvements to psychosis services

    New proposals for the early treatment of psychosis.

  254. Supporting young mums

    New report highlights the success of the Family Nurse Partnership.

  255. New social media advice for young people

    Scottish Government funds innovative project on screen time.

  256. Suicide prevention training launched

    Football clubs to receive training for players and staff.

  257. Mental health pilot project extended

    Distress Brief Intervention programme available to 16 and 17-year-olds.

  258. Addressing body image

    Group to examine impact on mental health.

  259. Investment in social media support

    New steps to support young people’s mental health.

  260. Increasing support for those with autism

    Improving awareness and diagnosis.

  261. Review of the Mental Health Act

    Future direction of mental health and incapacity legislation.  

  262. Keys to life: implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021 - easy read version

    New framework to implement the 'Keys to life' learning disability strategy.

  263. Improving mental health services

    Delivery of forensic mental health services to be reviewed.

  264. Mental health care for new mums

    Funding to improve standards.

  265. Increase in mental health workforce

    Progress towards 800 additional workers in key settings.

  266. Mental health: PfG delivery plan

    Sets out the approach to the mental health commitments in the Programme for Government.

  267. Helping disabled people into employment

    Social Security Scotland will learn from Scotland-India partnership

  268. Mental health strategy 2017-2027: first progress report

    Our first progress report on the Mental Health Strategy 2017 to 2027.

  269. Children and Young People's Mental Health Task Force: preliminary view and recommendations from the Chair

    This preliminary, exploratory phase has formed Dame Denise Coia's initial recommendations and will inform setting up the Task Force structure needed to take forward the work of making real improvement.

  270. Suicide prevention action plan: every life matters

    The new action plan has been designed to continue the work from the 2013-2016 suicide prevention strategy and the strong downward trend in suicide rates in Scotland.

  271. Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027

    The Scottish Government's approach to mental health from 2017 to 2027 – a 10 year vision.

  272. The Scottish Strategy for Autism

    Scottish Strategy for Autism to ensure that progress is made across Scotland in delivering quality services for people with autism and their families.

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