Response 46560579

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Joanna Tindall

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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?
The main focus should be on access to supports and early intervention with young people - this is key.

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?
We need to look at the roles schools and partner agencies can have on young people. There is a marked increase in the number of young people, particularly girls, showing a problem in their menatl health. More strategic supports in school will aid early intervention and increase resilience.

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?
Much more inclusive. This should be a priority for Scottish government - mental health conditions can be managed and supported and the sooner that support is available the better. at the moment the waiting times for specialist help is disgusting and we are leaving people at risk of suicide or developing complex disorders. People is Scotland are not good at communicating when they need help due to the stigma.