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SCOTLAND’S most senior civil servant has been commended for speaking about her personal experience of mental health problems.
Permanent Secretary Leslie Evans said she had worked through “several tough and very stressful episodes” in the past, and had seen a health professional at one point.
Hundreds of extra nurses and counsellors are to be brought into schools across Scotland to help pupils cope with mental health problems, amid concerns over “devastating” waiting times.
The plans will see 600 extra specialist mental health staff working in the nation’s schools, colleges and universities over the next five years, backed by £100m of Scottish Government funding.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans to introduce a mental well-
It is being funded through a new £250 million package of support for mental health services over the next five years, which will focus on helping young people.
Too many kids needing help are not being seen by specialists within the Government's 18-
Child mental health waiting times were the worst on record between April and June, according to new figures.
Only 67.8% of the 4,664 children and young people who started their treatment during the three month period did so within the Scottish Government's 18-
THE Scottish Government’s announcement of major investment in mental health services for children and young people – including specialist staff for schools and colleges – is welcome and overdue.
But it will not be effective unless it truly takes on the need to address childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences (Aces) throughout those services.
Young people in Scotland have told ITV News how they have been denied mental health treatment because their condition was deemed "not serious enough".
“They told me it was because I wasn’t self-
“I was told I was being a drama queen,” another revealed.
A new "street team" is freeing up police officers routinely called out to people with mental health issues.
Four in every five police 999 calls do not involve a crime and are about welfare and mental health incidents.
Police Scotland has now joined with ambulance crews and the NHS in Glasgow to pilot a street triage team.
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland hit out as it published a new report highlighting “challenges” in caring for sufferers.
The Commission noted delays in diagnosis, saying that for most patients it took more than five years from first having symptoms to being diagnosed with the condition.
The availability of different therapies, and the waiting times for access to them, also varied across the country, the report said.
Social media giants should give free adverts to mental health services because local providers are failing to reach young people, according to a report.
Some 134,000 young people looked for mental health support online from friends, peers or professionals in the last year, a study by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) found.
Nurses in Scotland are to receive mandatory mental health and suicide prevention training as part of plans to reduce the suicide rate by 20%.
The Scottish Government's suicide prevention action plan sets out ten actions to be taken, including the creation of a National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG) by September.
There have been "concerning" changes in the mental health of teenage girls in Scotland, a study into the behaviour of young people has suggested.
Substantially more girls than boys reported stress, nervousness, low mood and medicine use, researchers at the University of St Andrews found.
This openness about mental health is now stepping off the stage and making its way into the mainstream. #Itaffectsme is a viral crusade that is gaining steam across the globe with people in Palestine, Australia and Mexico joining the fight.
An extra £54m is to be spent on providing better access to mental health services in Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
The money, being spread over the next four years, will be used to expand provision for young people.
It is also set to improve the availability of psychological therapies for patients of all ages.
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