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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 lack of support for people with disabilities in Scotland generates mental health problems, which, just like mental health & stress, in turn hightens the effect of the disabilities, creating an ever increasing spiral. This is well known but does not seem to be reflected in the strategy other than under what reads like a tokenistic afterthought under the already tomenistic low priority 8. The idea that the Scottish government will be de-prioritising identifiable and preventable sources of poor Mental health for the next 10 years has hit me quite hard.

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?
Recognise that disability and mental health go hand in hand and need to be adressed together - a failure to do so will mean 'All of Me' will not be addressed by the current proposal. My hidden disability prevents me from accessing mental health support structures and my mental health issues prevent me from accessing disability support structures.

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?
An integrated system that treats people holistically rather than treating them like compartmentalisable box-ticking exercises.