Date lodged: 17 December 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how much it spends on mental health research.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 8 January 2019
Within the Scottish Government, the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) is responsible for health and social care research. CSO is currently funding 10 active research grants or fellowships in the area of mental health with a total value of about £1,288,000. In addition, CSO invests annually in the NHS Research Scotland Mental Health Research Network (£508,000 in the current financial year).