Mental Health

Purpose of the group

  • To act as a forum for assessing the implications for people with mental health problems and their carers of any relevant proposed legislation which may impact upon them.
  • To raise awareness and understanding of mental illness and mental health and wellbeing.
  • To promote the rights of people with mental health problems and their carers, and help to ensure that the experience and views of these groups inform the political process.
  • To campaign to reduce the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems and work to improve public understanding of mental health issues.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting: 09 May 2012

This meeting will be held at 6pm in Committee Room 5.


Group Officers

Group Members


Association of Directors of Social Work
Association of Community Health Partnerships
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
BiPolar Scotland
Big Lottery Fund
British Psychological Society
Children 1st
Depression Alliance Scotland
GMC Scotland
Health Scotland
Lesbian, Gay , Bisexual/ Transgender Youth Scotland
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Nursing Forum
Mental Welfare Commission
Support in Mind Scotland
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
Scottish Council on Deafness
See Me Scotland
The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland
The Royal College Speech and Language Therapists
The Royal College of Nursing
The Care Commission
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
The Samaritans
The Salvation Army
Voices of Experience

Audit Scotland
Edinburgh Crisis Centre
Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health
Astra Zeneca
Scottish Council on Human Bioethics
Highland Befrienders
Your Voice

Get involved

Next meeting:
09 May 2012


[email protected]

Tel: 07968 441868


John Wilson MSP

The Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6686