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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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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?
More training available to primary health care workers to be able to sympathise, identify and understand mental health conditions. Easier access to more treatment options other that CPD and medication - i.e. more referral routes to talking therapies and a more 'self directed support' approach to allow people to have more choice in their treatment options.

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?
Some people may not be able to 'manage their own mental wellbeing in the community, using information and peer support.' so treatment should be more personalised and should include on-going professional support.