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Mental health workers: quarterly performance reports

Published: 7 Nov 2019

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

Published:
7 Nov 2019
Mental health workers: quarterly performance reports

As part of the Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027, we committed to provide funding to support the employment of 800 additional mental health workers to improve access in key settings such as Accident and Emergency departments, GP practices, police station custody suites and prisons. The detail is set out in Action 15 of the Mental Health Strategy.

Action 15:

"Increase the workforce to increase access to dedicated mental health professionals in all A&Es, all GP practices, every police station custody suite, and to our prisons. Over the next five years increasing additional investment to £35 million for 800 additional mental health workers in those key settings."

Additional funding has been provided to local services to invest in an additional 800 mental health workers working in a variety of settings (including accident and emergency departments, GP practices, police custody suites and prison services) by 2021/22.

Quarterly performance updates for action 15 of the Mental Health Strategy which confirms the number of (Whole Time Equivalent) mental health workers in post, as of 1 October 2019

Action 15: Setting (WTE)

Year

A&E

Custody suite

GP practices

Prisons

Other settings [i]

Total

2019-2020

60.00

 

7.50

119.50

19.00

121.50

327.50

 Further information 

  • All 31 Integration Authorities provided detailed data on their confirmed and planned workers to the Scottish Government.
  • As of 1 October 2019, an additional 327.50 WTE mental health workers were resourced as a result of Action 15 funding.
  • The next quarterly update will be published in February 2020. 
  • [i] ‘Other Settings’ include third sector organisations

Previous reports

Additional Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) mental health workers in post across key and other settings

Action 15: Setting (WTE)

Financial year

Report date

A&E

Custody suite

GP practices

Prisons

Other settings [i]

Total

2018 – 2019

1 April 2019

40

3

66

6

71

186

2018 – 2019 1 January 2019 27 1 46 2 30 106
2019 – 2020 1 July 2019  51 3.50 99 12 102.50 268

 

[i] ‘Other Settings’ include third sector organisations

Contact

Email: Pat.McAuley@gov.scot

Post:

Pat McAuley
Adult Mental Health Division
3ER St Andrews House
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG