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Mental health strategy: third annual progress report

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

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Pandemic Prioritisation 

Following the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, we took the decision to prioritise our work around a series of key themes. These reflected the immediate demands of our emergency pandemic response:

  • Mental Health Services
  • Vulnerable Groups
  • Restricted Patients
  • Additional Mental Health Support
  • Mental Health Law
  • Workforce Wellbeing

Work continued on a limited number of essential pre-existing commitments. The Mental Health Strategy actions that we continued to prioritise were:

  • Action 11: Distress Brief Interventions.
  • Action 15: The recruitment of 800 additional mental health workers.
  • Action 19: Publication of protocol for admissions of young people to adult wards.
  • Action 22: Support for young people with eating disorders.
  • Action 26: Early intervention in psychosis.

An update on the progress towards each of these continuing priority actions is included at Annex A of this report.

Contact

Email: MentalHealthStrategyandCoordinationUnit@gov.scot

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