Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

As a nation, we must do more to support our front-line mental health professionals as demand for services increase.

This is particularly the case for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The evidence shows that over half of all diagnosable mental health problems start before the age of 14, so it is vital that young people across the region and in other areas get the help that they so urgently need when they need it.

I have met with the Minister for Mental Health to discuss the ongoing seriousness of the situation across the Mid-Scotland Fife region.

I am pleased that we have seen some improvement in waiting times for Child and Adolescent Mental Health services in Mid-Scotland and Fife.

However, much more needs to be done and I will continue to do all I can to press the Scottish Government for a step-change in the way in which mental health is treated.

 

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