Date lodged: 6 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that people with Parkinson’s are able to access appropriate mental health services.
Answered by: Clare Haughey 22 February 2019
The Scottish Government wants everyone with a neurological condition to be able to access the care and support they need to live well, on their own terms, and we are determined to improve access to mental health services for all those who need them. We are investing £250 million in services over five years, and £54 million to help NHS Boards improve access to psychological therapies by investing in workforce development, recruitment and retention, and service improvement support. Additionally, we support NHS 24 to provide a number of other services designed to expand access to treatment including computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.