Response 23346065

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1. What is your name?

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Margaret Maclean

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Angus Health & Social Care Partnership

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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?
I feel your priorities are important however, my worry would be the possibility of some young people/children slipping through the net, which we know has happened in the past. Not necessarily mental health issues but nonetheless this can happen. Professional people need to be adept at realising there may be a problem with a child/young person and feel empowered to address this by informing authorities and accessing the right help.

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?
I feel community based mental health is a good thing and people can/will manage their mental health better, if they have access to the support necessary to meet their individual needs - mental/physical. Whilst I feel addressing premature mortality in those with mental health issues - it is not always the case that they will attend appointments or in fact see the need for any intervention. No-one asks to be mentally ill and it is unfortunate they can be discriminated against by an ignorant society. I feel society needs more educational facts presented to them.

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?
In 10 years time and in an ideal world, I would want mental health services to be a first class service to people of all ages wherever they may be on the spectrum. I feel mental health issues will be much more prevalent in the next 10 years, and those unfortunate enough to be afflicted with mental health issues should have immediate input from the professionals as a matter of urgency (dependant on the diagnosis). I would hope all people regardless of age/status/colour are treated with the respect & dignity they deserve, and are not left to "slip through the net" with no input at all.