Date lodged: 1 June 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what stakeholders it has met to discuss the development of the next mental health strategy, and on what dates.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 8 June 2016
To inform the policy development for the next mental health strategy, since 2015 we have engaged with a wide range of stakeholders including people who use services, service providers and professional bodies. Organisations that met have included, the Mental Welfare Commission, the Scottish Recovery Network, the Scottish Mental Health Partnership, and ASH Scotland. Scottish Association for Mental Health and Voices of Experience hosted events on our behalf to inform the development of policy. Organisations and individuals not met with have also sent in comments.