Attitudes to Mental Health in Scotland: Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2013

Report on public attitudes to mental health, based on data collected in the 2013 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, and comparison with data collected through four previous surveys between 2002 and 2008.


ScotCen Social Research is very grateful to the various organisations who have contributed to funding the Scottish Social Attitudes survey over the last decade - particularly Scottish Government Social Research, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and the Nuffield Foundation.

We would also like to thank everyone involved in the preparation of this report, particularly Fiona MacDonald, Nicola Radley and other colleagues at the Scottish Government, as well as members of the steering group: Simon Bradstreet (Scottish Recovery Network), Joanne McLean (Mental Health Foundation) and Judith Robertson ('see me' campaign).

Thanks are also due to our colleagues in NatCen's operations and computing departments (particularly Emma Fenn and Sue Corbett), to Joan Corbett our data manager, and to our team of interviewers and supervisors.

Finally, thanks to all those respondents who gave up their free time to take part in the survey.

Responsibility for the opinions expressed in this report, and for all interpretation of the data, lies solely with the authors.

Susan Reid, Stephen Hinchliffe & Jennifer Waterton


Email: Fiona MacDonald

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