New mental health strategy for Scotland


The Scottish Government have published a new mental health strategy for the next 3 years, which aims to deliver faster access to mental health services for younger people, faster access to psychological therapies, work to reduce and prevent suicide and address stigma and discrimination.

The strategy has 7 key themes, which came from the consultation that began back in September 2011:

  1. Working more effectively with families and carers
  2. Embedding more peer to peer work and support
  3. Increasing the support for self management and self help approaches
  4. Extending the anti-stigma agenda forward to include further work on discrimination
  5. Focusing on the rights of those with mental illness
  6. Developing the outcomes approach to include, personal, social and clinical outcomes
  7. Ensuring that we use new technology effectively as a mechanism for providing information and delivering evidence based services


Mental Health Strategy for Scotland: 2012-2015 (PDF). The Scottish Government, 10 Aug 2012.

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Andre Tomlin

Andre Tomlin

André started the Mental Elf website in May 2011. He has worked as an Information Scientist in Mental Health since the late nineties; initially at Oxford University's Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health and since 2002 as the Managing Director of Minervation Ltd. He loves blogging, social media and elves! He also has established interests in evidence-based healthcare, usability testing and web design.

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