Holyrood 447 / 1 June 2020
Mental Health - It's OK to not be OK. Featuring MSPs on how the lockdown is impacting their mental health and an exclusive interview with the Mental Health Minister, Clare Haughey, on finding the inner resilience to carry on in unimaginable times.
3 Editor’s note
How dare Dominic Cummings expect to be exonerated for his actions on the excuse that he was only being a good father. What does he think the rest of us have been doing?
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
6 Talking Point
The possibility that life will improve as a result of more home working
8 Political Spotlight: Testing times
The Scottish Government will be under pressure to get Test and Protect right after the failures of the Nike conference
10 Overview: Mental health
As Scotland’s mental health sector prepares for increased demand, is it time for a strategic re-think?
14 Cover Story: It’s OK to not be OK
MSPs reveal how lockdown has impacted their mental health and what they’re doing to feel better
18 Interview: Clare Haughey
The Mental Health Minister on finding the inner resilience to carry on in unimaginable times
22 Feature: Looked-after children
Staff living in at a children’s home in Inverness has had a transformative effect on the young people in their care
The COVID pages
25 At a glance: What’s new from the past two weeks
26 Boomerang kids: Could the pandemic speed up the trend of the boomerang generation?
27 Getting to know you: Parent counsellor Gillian Davidson
28 Interview: Mark Logan reveals what he’ll be looking at in his tech sector review
29 On the [home] desk: John Nicolson MP on the family connections in his study
Inequality stops too many from getting on our bikes
Lib Dems peak early, uncivil service and Pointless rivalry
Councillor Julie Bell introduces her menagerie
34 Last Word
Sketch: Jackson Carlaw takes a brave stand