‘Mind the Gap’: an Academy provocation paper

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 5th September 2019
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The first in a series of papers produced by the Health and Social Care Academy for the RSA programme, Revisiting Beveridge’s Five Giants.

In 2018, the RSA explored public service reform, and Fellows identified the following five new ‘Giants’ based on Beveridge’s original ‘Giant Evils’ (this link will take you away from our website): inequality; disempowerment; isolation; intolerance; and climate change. To help launch the RSA Scotland Health Network the RSA in partnership with the Health and Social Care Academy, a programme of the ALLIANCE, has devised a programme to explore these new ‘Giants’.

The first paper and event is on the topic of mental health, an area in which many people in Scotland are calling for radical change. The aim of this paper is to consider the need for radical positive change to the current mental health landscape, discuss the opportunities for change and the steps that can be taken to emphasise the humanity of those delivering and receiving care.

You can access a copy of this paper at the link below.

For more information about this paper please contact a member of the Academy team at or on 0141 404 0231.

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