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S5W-19849: Ross Greer (West Scotland)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 9 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-19625 by John Swinney on 6 November 2018, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding how much funding it is providing to each local authority to provide mental health first aid training (a) in schools and (b) to teachers in each year since 2014.

Answered by: John Swinney 20 November 2018

In 2014-15 the Scottish Government provided £12,000 for 5 local authorities - West Dunbartonshire, North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, Clackmannanshire and North Lanarkshire to target support and training to school communities in most need.

In 2015-16 the Scottish Government provided £12,000 for 5 local authorities – Shetland, Highland, Argyll and Bute, Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders to target support and training to school communities in most need.

In 2016-17 the Scottish Government provided £6,000 for 3 local authorities – Dundee City Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Inverclyde Council to target support and training to school communities in most need.

In 2017-18 the Scottish Government provided £10,000 for 5 local authorities – East Ayrshire, East Lothian, Fife, Glasgow, Inverclyde and Stirling to target support and training to school communities in most need.

In 2018-19 the Scottish Government will provide £14,000 for 7 local authorities – East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Midlothian, West Lothian, Falkirk and South Ayrshire to target support and training to school communities in most need.

In 2019-20 the Scottish Government will provide £14,000 for 7 local authorities – Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Western Isles, Moray, Orkney, Angus, Perth & Kinross to target support and training to school communities in most need.