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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08032: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that the views of people living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and their carers are taken into account when developing its strategy for dealing with the condition.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 21 March 2017

During our engagement on the next Mental Health Strategy, we invited written responses on an engagement paper outlining our proposed priorities, and received nearly 600 responses.

The responses were independently analysed and a full report published online, which can be viewed at:

One of the groups suggested as a priority by respondents was families and carers.

All of the feedback we received has helped shape our thinking when developing the Strategy, which we will publish in the coming weeks.