Date lodged: 19 December 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-18352 by Clare Haughey on 20 September 2018, whether it will confirm how many of the 800 additional mental health workers that it committed to recruiting in its mental health strategy have been appointed.
Answered by: Clare Haughey 8 January 2019
We have recently agreed a reporting framework with the Chief Officers of Integration Authorities on the development of this commitment and who are recruiting the additional mental health workers for their areas.
The reporting framework involves quarterly updates being provided to the Scottish Government on progress including how many additional mental health workers have been recruited. A reporting template was issued to all the Integration Authorities in December for completion therefore once this information has been received and collated, an update on recruitment can be provided in early 2019.