Improved Mental Health Provision

There needs to be improved provision for mental health including more counselling, less stigma and incentives for doctors to work in mental health. The labels around mental health become permanent with stigma around issues like psychosis, which reduces support systems and drives people away leading to, isolation. There has been more political attention for this recently, but it is always a Cinderella service. There is a need to make sure doctors are trained properly and to move services away from drugs to psychology services.

Why the contribution is important

Mental ill health and inappropriate treatment can have a big impact on people’s ability to work and shortens their lifespan.

by FairerScotlandAdmin2 on October 15, 2015 at 04:20PM

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