Let's get serious about mental health

The SNP government is much further behind on mental health than we feared.

Waits for mental health treatment are getting worse, not better. We are still months away from having a new suicide strategy, even though the last one expired at the end of 2016.

A year ago campaigners warned that this strategy was not ambitious enough. Even by the modest goals that the Scottish Government set out, it has fallen short.

We want to see a step change in the way we treat mental ill health in Scotland.

Our plan would see a massive increase in funding for services and ensure people are treated with the dignity they deserve.

  • Transform mental health support so people can get the treatment they need
  • Change the law to put mental health on the same statutory footing as physical health
  • Double the mental health budget for children and young people so they can access better services
  • Train more mental health professionals and co-locate them with GPs, the police, at A&E and in prisons
  • Recruit, retain and train more GPs, increasing the share of health spending on primary care, and trebling the Primary Care Fund

Mental health services have been neglected for too long. The time for action is now. If you agree, sign our petition today:

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