Response 50862080

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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 think there needs to be a stronger focus on inequalities: relating to age and to service context. For example, there is a difference in the service available to older adults with mental health problems compared to younger adults - less access to psychology. And a difference in access to Speech & Language Therapy (available for those with physical ill health being treated in acute services, but in very limited supply or not available for people being treated in mental health services).

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 think there needs to be explicit links to other programmes of work such as Dementia.

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?
easy and fast access to services equality of access to services the right support/intervention to be available at the right time the right workforce (including Speech & Language Therapy) for all care groups in the mental health family clear and ready access to self-help materials, delivered in a variety of formats including online