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Mental health

  1. Health and social care - data strategy: consultation - easy read

    We are gathering views on how data should be used and managed, across health and social care. These views will help shape the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care.

  2. Health and social care - data strategy: consultation

    We are gathering views on how data should be used and managed, across health and social care. These views will help shape the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care.

  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19) mental health transition and recovery plan - children and young people's mental health: CRWIA

    This children’s rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) addresses the commitments made in the Coronavirus (COVID-19): mental health - transition and recovery plan and encapsulates the work of multiple policy areas which address children and young people’s mental health.

  4. People with learning disabilities living in places away from their homes: report - easy read

    This is the updated version of the easy read report from a group working on Delayed Discharge and Complex Care.

  5. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Child Migrant Trust amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Child Migrant Trust, in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  6. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board (Northern Ireland) amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board (Northern Ireland), in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  7. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Troubles related incident Victims' Payment Scheme (Northern Ireland) amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Troubles related incident Victims’ Payment Scheme (Northern Ireland), in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  8. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Infected Blood Financial Support Payment Schemes in the UK amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Infected Blood Financial Support Payment Schemes in the UK, in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  9. Unscheduled care - professional to professional decision support: guidance

    This best practice guidance will help effective clinical communication and support shared decision making, with the aim of accessing alternatives to hospital attendance or admission where appropriate and safe to do so.

  10. Out of home sector - mandatory calorie labelling: consultation

    The public is being invited to have their say on plans to add the number of calories to menus in the out of home food sector including cafes, restaurants and takeaways.

  11. Coronavirus (COVID-19) higher education, further education and community learning and development: wider harms

    This paper considers the indirect, wider harms of the pandemic on students, learners and staff within the Further Education, Higher Education and Community Learning and Development sectors from the perspective of stakeholders and drawing on the findings or relevant reports relating to these sectors.

  12. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children's Issues - children, schools, early learning and childcare settings - evidence summary

    Summary report of the evidence on children, schools, early learning and childcare settings and transmission from COVID-19.

  13. 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.

  14. Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS): easy read

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

  15. Victims will benefit from key support

    £48m funding underlines government commitment.

  16. Children and Young People Joint Delivery Board newsletter: March 2022

    Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board - March newsletter summarising the work of the Board.

  17. National Islands Plan: annual report 2021

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. Suicide ideation - experiences of adversely racialised people: research

    Research commissioned by the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG) into the experiences of suicide ideation of racialised people in Scotland.

  20. Coronavirus (COVID-19) supporting Gypsy/Travellers: framework for local authorities

    This framework, created jointly with COSLA, is for local authorities and partners supporting Gypsy/Traveller communities whilst Scotland transitions to living with COVID-19. This framework replaces all previous versions.

  21. Coronavirus (COVID-19) self-directed support: guidance - 11 March 2022

    Version 4 of guidance on self-directed support during the coronavirus pandemic published on 11 March 2022.

  22. Adult support and protection - code of practice and guidance: consultation analysis - summary report

    This report summarises the feedback received during our consultation on proposed updates to the code of practice and Adult Protection Committees (APC) guidance.

  23. Health and social care strategy for older people: consultation

    Consultation paper on a Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People.

  24. Health and social care strategy for older people: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of the consultation paper on a Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People.

  25. Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board: glossary

    The purpose of this glossary is to translate, explain and simplify terms that may at times create a barrier to understanding and communication in the Joint Delivery Board meetings.

  26. Short Life Working Group on Prescription Medicine Dependence and Withdrawal recommendations: Scottish Government response

    This paper details the final agreed recommendations from the Short Life Working Group on Prescription Medicine Dependence and Withdrawal as amended following the consultation.

  27. Short Life Working Group on Prescription Medicine Dependence and Withdrawal: consultation analysis

    Consultation analysis of recommendations from Short Life Working Group on Prescription Medicine Dependence and Withdrawal.

  28. Additional funding for Community mental health

    £6 million to meet demand for mental health projects.  

  29. Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) capacity increase options: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of the consultation on how to increase Mother and Baby Unit provision or equivalent services to support women with severe mental illness during the perinatal period and their infants. This consultation will inform the development of an options appraisal, as recommended in Delivering Effective Services.

  30. Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) capacity increase options: consultation

    A consultation on how to increase Mother and Baby Unit provision or equivalent services to support women with severe mental illness during the perinatal period and their infants. This consultation will inform the development of an options appraisal, as recommended in Delivering Effective Services.

  31. Scottish COVID-19 Mental Health Tracker Study Wave 5 Report

    This is the final report of the Scottish COVID-19 (SCOVID) Mental Health Tracker Study, covering findings for a range of mental health outcomes across all the five waves of the Study.

  32. National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2021

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

  33. Coming Home Implementation: report from the Working Group on Complex Care and Delayed Discharge

    The report from the working group into Delayed Discharge and Complex Care which makes recommendations of actions to be taken at national and local levels to reduce the number of delayed discharges and out-of-area placements for people with learning disabilities and complex care needs.

  34. National Care Service: consultation analysis - easy read

    Easy read version of the analysis of stakeholders' responses to our consultation on a National Care Service

  35. National Care Service: consultation analysis

    Analysis of stakeholders' responses to our consultation on a National Care Service.

  36. New vision for justice

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

  37. Help for people living with dementia

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

  38. Looking after social work and social care staff

    New £1 million fund for workforce wellbeing.

  39. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: fourth annual progress report - 2020 to 2021

    Report setting out progress implementing the Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy from 2020 to 2021.

  40. Primary care mental health models in Scotland

    This paper informed the Mental Health in Primary Care Short Life Working Group recommendations, providing examples and success factors, of various Mental Health models that are in place across Health Boards in Scotland.

  41. Short Life Working Group for Mental Health in Primary Care: report

    The Mental Health in Primary Care Short Life Working Group recommended the establishment of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services within areas served by a group of GP practices, providing assessment, advice and support for people who require a mental health or a wellbeing response.

  42. Mental health and wellbeing in primary care services: planning guidance

    This guidance has been developed by the Mental Health in Primary Care Development Group and will support local planning and implementation of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services, within an area served by a group of GP practices.

  43. Increasing mental health support in GP practices

    Funding to reach £40 million a year.

  44. Mental health over the festive season

    Support available for those who may be struggling.

  45. Prevention of homelessness duties: consultation

    Joint Scottish Government and COSLA consultation on the proposals for new prevention of homelessness duties. This consultation creates an opportunity for individuals and organisations to have their say on changes to the homelessness system in Scotland.

  46. Record £18 billion for health and social care

    Budget focus on pandemic recovery.

  47. Public attitudes to coronavirus: November update

    This report presents findings from polling work, conducted between March and August 2021, on public attitudes to the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland.

  48. Adult support and protection - GP and primary care guidance: consultation analysis

    We consulted on the proposed updating of the Adult Support and Protection guidance for GP and Primary Care Teams between 15 July and 26 August 2021. This report provides further detail from the responses we received.

  49. Veterans and Armed Forces community: Scottish Government support 2021

    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.

  50. Assessment of wellbeing - draft statutory guidance: consultation

    This consultation paper is for the public consultation on draft statutory guidance on assessment of wellbeing, as required in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  51. Independent Review into the Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services: Scottish Government response

    Formal Scottish Government response to the Independent Review into the Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services, and should be read in conjunction with the final report of the Independent Review.

  52. Digital health and care strategy

    Refreshed strategy which sets out how we will work together to improve the care and wellbeing of people in Scotland by making best use of digital technologies in the design and delivery of services, in a way, place and time that works best for them.

  53. National Trauma Training Programme: workforce survey 2021

    Main findings from an online survey of the Scottish workforce exploring awareness and attitudes to psychological trauma and trauma-informed practice. The survey was carried out by the Improvement Service as part of the National Trauma Training Programme.

  54. Adult social care - winter preparedness plan: 2021-22

    This Plan sets out the measures that will be applied across the adult social care sector to meet the challenges over the winter 2021 - 2022. It details information to all those involved in and affected by adult social care provision. The Plan accompanies the Health and Social Care Winter Overview.

  55. £15 million to help improve mental wellbeing

    New Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund launched.

  56. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) draft regulations: scrutiny report

    Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS) scrutiny report on the Disability Assistance for Working Age People Regulations

  57. Improving response for people at risk of suicide

    Group to drive forward approach.

  58. Time, Space, Compassion Three simple words, one big difference: Recommendations for improvements in suicidal crisis response

    Recommendations for improvements in suicidal crisis response.

  59. Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board: delivery plan - September 2021 to September 2022

    This plan will ensure the work completed by the Programme Board helps to provide services to women, men and families who require help and support during the perinatal period.

  60. Caring for those who care for us

    Wellbeing support for staff in health and social care.

  61. Recognising the impact of trauma

    Funding for services to help support those affected

  62. Education recovery

    Setting out the way forward.

  63. Becoming a Fair Work nation: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on achieving this vision and ensuring Fair Work remains at the heart of our labour market interventions, particularly in the context of COVID-19 and EU Exit, by identifying the relevant challenges and opportunities for Fair Work across the Scottish economy.

  64. Eyes.Scot website: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Eyes.Scot website, Scotland's new national website for eye care and eye health information.

  65. National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG): third annual report

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

  66. Tackling mental health stigma and discrimination

    See Me awarded continued funding.

  67. Collaborative and Compassionate Cancer Care: cancer strategy for children and young people 2021–2026

    This Managed Service Network (MSN) for Children and Young People with cancer (CYPC) strategy celebrates the achievements to date as well as setting out ambitions for the coming 5 years.

  68. Funding for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

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

  69. 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.

  70. Funding to enhance football mental wellbeing programme

    Changing Room – Extra Time launched.

  71. A National Care Service for Scotland consultation: easy read

    An easy read version of the National Care Service consultation paper.

  72. NHS Recovery Plan

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

  73. Women's Health Plan

    Tackling inequalities and improving health.

  74. Women's health plan

    The Women’s Health Plan underpins actions to improve women’s health inequalities by raising awareness around women’s health, improving access to health care and reducing inequalities in health outcomes for girls and women, both for sex-specific conditions and in women’s general health.

  75. A National Care Service for Scotland: consultation

    This consultation sets out our proposals to improve the way we deliver social care in Scotland, following the recommendations of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care.

  76. Prehabilitation for cancer patients

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

  77. Additional funding to help people with eating disorders

    £5 million to help respond to increased cases.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. Eating disorder services review: summary recommendations

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

  83. Improving support for people with an eating disorder

    National review of services published.

  84. Welfare Advice and Health Partnerships

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

  85. Mental health support for hospitalised COVID-19 patients

    Funding to establish network of clinicians.

  86. 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.

  87. More mental health workers recruited

    Improving access to dedicated professionals.

  88. Mental health strategy: third annual progress report

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

  89. 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.

  90. 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)

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. Enhanced support for people in emotional distress

    Local services continue to expand.

  97. Over £16 billion investment in health

    Funding for NHS, mental health and drug services.

  98. Mental health support for health and social care staff

    Frontline workers to get specialist help.

  99. Strengthening support for people with dementia and their carers

    New dementia recovery plan published.

  100. 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.

  101. 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.

  102. Mental health support for veterans

    More funding for services.

  103. 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.

  104. More mental health support for students

    Extra £1.32 million to improve wellbeing.

  105. Children and young people’s mental health

    £15 million to help with impact of pandemic.

  106. 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.

  107. Supporting Scotland’s mental health recovery

    Addressing the psychological impact of the pandemic.

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. Supporting and celebrating different minds

    £250,000 funding to help people with autism.

  111. Mental health support for COVID-19 patients

    National network to ensure long-term recovery.

  112. 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.

  113. Support for self-isolating students

    Minister says physical and mental wellbeing the priority

  114. Suicide prevention leadership group: second annual report

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

  115. 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.

  116. Strengthening support for school staff

    Package will include help with mental health.

  117. 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.

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

    New helpline will provide round the clock service.

  119. Supporting adult survivors of in care childhood abuse

    Additional funding to extend services.

  120. 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.

  121. 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.

  122. Supporting mental health and wellbeing

    Community projects given £8 million to help combat isolation.

  123. 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.

  124. Unique support for health and social care

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

  125. 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.

  126. Supporting mental health

    Further investment to help children and families during pandemic.

  127. Support for autistic people

    Funding boost for specialist organisations to deal with coronavirus pressures.

  128. Support for perinatal mental health

    Funding for charities to help families.

  129. New mental health support

    Helping people cope during COVID-19.

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

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

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

    Information about mental health first aid for young people.

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

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

  133. Review of eating disorder services

    Recommendations expected in Spring 2021.

  134. Mobile screen exposure can lead to poor sleep

    Report highlights impact on young people’s mental health.

  135. Scottish Budget 2020-21

    Tackling the climate emergency and protecting public services.

  136. Improving mental health services for young people

    Plan to ensure consistent high standards.

  137. Support for mental health services at NHS Tayside

    Range of actions implemented ahead of independent inquiry report.

  138. 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.

  139. Support for mental health at Christmas

    Reducing stress and anxiety.

  140. Mental Health First Aid: data protection impact assessment

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

  141. 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.

  142. Improving perinatal mental health

    Charities to support more women and families.

  143. Mental health in schools

    Dedicated counselling service for pupils.

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

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

  145. More mental health support for students

    Funding to appoint counsellors in colleges and universities.

  146. 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.

  147. New President of Mental Health Tribunal

    Laura Dunlop QC appointed.

  148. 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.

  149. Suicide prevention leadership group: annual report 2019

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

  150. 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.

  151. New group to help prevent suicide

    Lived experience panel announced.

  152. Mental health support for new mums

    Rollout of £1 million for counselling and befriending.

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

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

  154. Identifying and responding to trauma

    Training for frontline service staff.

  155. 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.

  156. Support for emergency responders

    Wellbeing and resilience programme extended to emergency services.

  157. Improvements to psychosis services

    New proposals for the early treatment of psychosis.

  158. Supporting young mums

    New report highlights the success of the Family Nurse Partnership.

  159. New social media advice for young people

    Scottish Government funds innovative project on screen time.

  160. Suicide prevention training launched

    Football clubs to receive training for players and staff.

  161. Mental health pilot project extended

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

  162. Addressing body image

    Group to examine impact on mental health.

  163. Investment in social media support

    New steps to support young people’s mental health.

  164. Increasing support for those with autism

    Improving awareness and diagnosis.

  165. Review of the Mental Health Act

    Future direction of mental health and incapacity legislation.  

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

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

  167. Improving mental health services

    Delivery of forensic mental health services to be reviewed.

  168. Mental health care for new mums

    Funding to improve standards.

  169. Increase in mental health workforce

    Progress towards 800 additional workers in key settings.

  170. Mental health: PfG delivery plan

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

  171. Helping disabled people into employment

    Social Security Scotland will learn from Scotland-India partnership

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

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

  173. 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.

  174. 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.

  175. National dementia strategy: 2017-2020

    Our new strategy builds on progress over the last decade in transforming services and improving outcomes for people affected by dementia.

  176. Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027

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

  177. 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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