Response 16337849

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1. What is your name?

Rev C Peter White

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?
The greater number of patients with a serious mental health problem are merely being maintained, not developed and empowered to make progress, become able for employment, be contributors to their communities rather than passive takers. They retreat into themselves and just exist. Two priorities follow 1. Find cures for the negative symptoms of schizophrenia 2. Put resources into enabling the chronically mentally ill to progress: to become givers not takers, employed not unemployable, independent not dependent, become progress-minded instead of just giving up.

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?
See (1) above

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?
Geared as in (1) above to doing themselves out of a job in the maximum possible number of lives.