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S5W-21569: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 8 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish Health Survey review, which found that women aged 45 to 54 experience the highest levels of poor mental health, and what action it is taking to improve mental health support for women in this age group.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 22 February 2019

We are working across the wide range of public services to harness the broadest range of opportunities to improve the population's mental health. Our PfG announced an additional £250 million of investment in mental health over the next five years, to introduce a package of measures to improve services for children, young people and adults, and embed support for good mental health across our public services.

We expect NHS Boards to work with their Integration Authority, local government, third sector and other partners to deliver fit for purpose mental health services and support that meets the needs of their local population, including women in this age group.