The manifesto seeks to Promote good mental wellbeing, Prevent poor mental health and distress, and Provide appropriate support and care.
Scotland’s Mental Health Partnership have today (22 February) published their manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections, titled “Promote, Prevent, Provide.” Rooted in the desire for a Scotland where good mental health and wellbeing is enjoyed by all, the three key strands of the manifesto are to:
- Promote good mental wellbeing for all;
- Prevent poor mental health and distress, and;
- Provide appropriate care and support for people with mental ill health.
The manifesto includes a list of key priorities for the first 100 days of the next Scottish government, including increased investment in mental health and a national transitions strategy to support children and young people as they grow up.
It also lists longer-term priorities for the five-year parliamentary term, among them a focus on equalities and digital innovation.
Scotland’s Mental Health Partnership is made up of 17 professional bodies and third sector organisations involved in mental health, bringing together people with both lived and professional experience.