Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation

Monika Reichelt

Mental health and wellbeing is one of the most important issues affecting rural communities. You can now make a difference and take part in the consultation for Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland.

Share your views on what improvements and vision should be introduced to strategy for Scotland to ensure sufficient care is provided for everyone. The Strategy will guide the work that the Government,will do to improve mental health and wellbeing in Scotland

The Strategy aims to focus on every part of what mental health and wellbeing means. This covers a range of things, including: addressing the underlying reasons behind poor mental health; helping to create the conditions for people to thrive; challenging the stigma around mental health, and; o providing specialist help and support for mental illness. The aim of the consultation is also to guide how support is provided to everyone who has a role in improving and supporting people’s mental health and wellbeing. This ranges from the specialist mental health workforce, to those working in all health and social care settings, in our communities, schools, police custody suites, and prisons. 

The Strategy will mainly cover the next five years, until 2027, however, it will also set out a much longer term approach to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the population.

Take part in the consultation here.