New Mental Health Strategy: public events
NHS Health Scotland and Young Scot are hosting a series of free half-day engagement events across Scotland to gather views on the Scottish Government’s 10 year vision to transform mental health.
The Scottish Government has published a paper summarising the proposed priorities for the new Mental Health Strategy: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/mental-health-unit/mental-health-in-scotland-a-10-year-vision
These events will provide opportunities to explore and discuss the Scottish Government’s vision. Health Scotland will then provide a summary report for the Scottish Government to consider alongside the comments received online.
The events will be of interest to those of all ages with lived experience, carers, mental health service users and providers, the Third Sector, NHS Boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships, Integrated Joint Boards, COSLA, local authorities, Community Planning Partners, Mental Health Officers, social work service providers and professional bodies.
The Minister for Mental Health will attend a number of these events where possible.
Dates for your diary
- 30 August - Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen
- 6 September - Discovery Point, Dundee;
- 13 September - Trades Hall, Merchant City, Glasgow; and
- 14 September - CoSLA Education Centre, Edinburgh
Young Scot will hold an additional event for young people to collect their views and comments but young people are also very welcome to attend the above events. If you know of young people who might like to attend the Young Scot event or if you would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Edinburgh venue, videoconference facilities will be available for those who cannot attend in person. Please put your request on the booking form.
If you have any questions about these events, please email NHS Health Scotland's Mental Health Improvement Team: nhs.healthscotland-MHI@NHS.NET