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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17646: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 6 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what support is in place in the Highlands and Islands for families affected by long-term mental illness.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 3 August 2018

Nationally, support for people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety is available through NHS 24, the Samaritans, Breathing Space and NHS Living Life. That support applies across Scotland, including Highlands and Islands.

Other local provision of support for long term mental health conditions in the Highlands and Islands area is the responsibility of the local NHS Board. The Scottish Government is clear that all NHS Boards must ensure that their services are planned efficiently so that patients have swift and safe access to the full range of services they need.