Meeting The Mental Health Needs of The Nation
16 March | 10:30 - 15:00
Prior to COVID-19, demand for mental health treatment in Scotland outweighed supply, with long waiting times all too common. Over the past year, services have been further disrupted as we have adjusted to a completely new and difficult way of living.
With the negative effects of the pandemic likely to be felt for years to come, it is vital that we prepare now for the expected increase in demand for services. As we approach one year since the beginning of the first national lockdown, and the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary elections, this event provides the ideal opportunity to share examples of the work that has already started and consider what more needs to be done.
Sessions will look at the needs of specific groups who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, as well as wider population mental health; distress & suicide prevention; and the recovery & renewal of mental health services.
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