Inquiry into mental health support for young people in Scotland

 

About the Inquiry

 

Following consideration of public petition PE1627 by Annette McKenzie on consent for mental health treatment for people under 18 years of age, the Committee agreed to hold an inquiry into how young people access mental health services and treatments in Scotland.

The inquiry aims to understand and suggest improvements on how young people feeling low and/or anxious can get the advice and support they need, particularly for the first time.

The Committee developed a diagram which maps the different ways a young person might access the support they need. Thinking about this diagram, the Committee wanted to hear views on:

  • What support would you be most likely to use first?
  • What needs to change or improve?
  • Is there anything that has been missed?

Evidence

The Committee issued a call for evidence on 7 November 2018. The closing date for submissions was Friday, 14 December 2018.

The Committee also gathered views using the digital consultation tool, Dialogue. Find out more here: www.parliament.scot/mental-health-dialogue.

Read the evidence received   

 
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