Response 39034470

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1. What is your name?

John Thorne

3. Are you responding as an individual or an organisation?

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1. Our framework sets out 8 priorities for a new Mental Health Strategy that we think will transform mental health in Scotland over 10 years. Are these the most important priorities?

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If no, what priorities do you think will deliver this transformation?
Mainly OK, but a focus on key groups is required who are most at risk, including care leavers. Acknowledging that mental health issues are something that can affect anyone, so providing early interventions that help everyone is key, e.g. yoga for young people in primary school has shown great improvements in behaviour, mental health and better learning.

2. The table in Annex A sets out a number of early actions that we think will support improvements for mental health.

Are there any other actions that you think we need to take to improve mental health in Scotland?
Care leavers More general care for the general population, involving everyone in caring for their own mental health More involvement from those with experience of mental health issues in planning and delivery

3. The table in Annex A sets out some of the results we expect to see.

What do you want mental health services in Scotland to look like in 10 years' time?
Comparable to physical health support, more integrated with physical healthcare and better links to supporting organisations