One in four Scots will suffer from a mental health issue in their lifetime.
Bryn Jones writes: “Key targets in Fife are being missed: at least 90% of Psychological Therapy patients are meant to start treatment within 18 weeks of referral, but in Fife only 71% get seen that quickly, compared with 97% in the Highlands. It’s just not acceptable that those with mental health problems in Fife are having to wait longer than elsewhere.”
“My priority as a council candidate is to fight for better services.”
The time for action is now.
Scottish Liberal Democrats are committed to improving mental health. We want to double the funding for Child and Adolescent Mental Health services. And we want an expansion in mental health provision within primary care.
Mental health services have been neglected for too long. The time for action is now.