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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?

If no, what priorities do you think will deliver this transformation?
There is no mention of learning disability services, whether children and young people or adult services = it would be good to see this formal mentioned with specific actions/priorities.

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?
include children, young people and adults with LD - up to 40% of people with LD have a mental health problem. They need specific tailored support from specialist LD services across the lifespan to access psychological therapies, intensive support assessment and treatment services and specialist community and inpatient services where appropriate to better need their needs. Accessible information on mental health assessment and treatment options for the general population incuding people with LD.

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?
Accessible to all (including people with LD) in a timely way providng proactive assessment and treatment and not just fire fighting.