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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18196: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide more information on the commitment in Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan that, by the end of academic year 2019-20, every local authority will be offered training for teachers in mental health first aid.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 5 September 2018

The Scottish Government will fund the creation and implementation of refreshed Mental Health and Suicide Prevention training by May 2019 and will support delivery across local authorities. To date, 18 local authorities have received this Scottish Mental Health First Aid Training. By the end of the academic year 2019/20 all of the remaining local authorities will be offered the training which will complement the range of mental health strategies that are already in place within schools and local authorities.