Approximately 1 in 3 people are estimated to be affected by mental illness within Scotland
- Professor Dame Carol Black CBE, Government Advisor & Chair, Centre for Ageing Better
- Alastair Cook Principal Medical Officer of Mental Health, Scotland Government
- Carolyn Lochhead, Head of Communications and Public Affairs , Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)
- Jeff Shaw, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Manager, North Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership
- Alison Blackett, Consultant Psychologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)
- Dr Hope Plastock, Principal Clinical Psychologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)
- Frances Simpson, Chief Executive, Support in Mind Scotland
- Stephen Finlayson, Head of Innovation and Improvement, Penumbra
- Louise Christie, Acting Director, Scottish Recovery Network
- Jason Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Men’s Sheds Association
. Addressing poor mental health continues to be a major public health challenge that has been further exacerbated by the wide-reaching impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Holyrood Insight’s Adult Mental Health Scotland Digital Conference
will feature contributions from government officials, health services, employers and third sector organisations on how we can collectively improve the quality, accessibility and delivery of mental health provision in Scotland
Explore how national partners are implementing Scotland’s Mental Health Strategy
and the Scottish Suicide Prevention Action Plan
. You will also learn how regional delivery partners are supporting mental health locally through collaboration, enabling a comprehensive coverage of community-based mental health provision
county and city-wide.
Join us to explore how increased loneliness and isolation has impacted on mental health
. Penumbra will share current barriers and solutions employed to reconnect older people, young professionals, individuals with disabilities and rural communities with mental health services
You will also hear from the Scottish Recovery Network on how to support long term mental health recovery
. Learn how to develop alternative mental health provision that is de-medicalised, person-centred, and informed by lived experiences of service users.