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(Scottish Parliament) Inquiry into mental health support for young people in Scotland

16 November 2018

Following consideration of public petition PE1627 by Annette McKenzie on consent for mental health treatment for people under 18 years of age, the Committee has 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 has developed a diagram which maps the different ways a young person might access the support they need.  Thinking about this diagram, the Committee wants to hear your 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?

Further information about the inquiry.

Read the Call for Evidence.

Getting Involved

If you are interested in leading or contributing to this consultation please contact [email protected].

The deadline for responses is Friday the 07th of December.

Please note:

  • The Society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the Society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties /Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on Clinical opinion


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