NEWS: Scotland’s Mental Health Partnership Manifesto Launch

SeeMe Scotland have recently launched their election manifesto as part of 17 professional bodies and third sector organisations who make up the Scottish Mental Health Partnership.

They want a future where good mental health and well being is enjoyed by all. As part of Scotland’s Mental Health Partnership, they are urging the Scottish Government to make mental health a priority through Promote, Prevent and Provide.

Ahead of the election, the Partnership proposes a new way of thinking about how we ensure stigma and discrimination is challenged and that better mental health and well being can be delivered for all.

Covering mental health services, community based support and prevention initiatives, and the promotion of better well being for everyone, the ambitious proposals for change are driven by the needs of people living with, and at risk of, mental ill health.

Tackling stigma and discrimination and addressing the barriers and issues they create must be seen as an essential part of all action to improve mental health to enable people who experience mental health problems to live full lives.

See Me wants to see public health messaging highlighting what stigma and discrimination looks and feels like and empower people to challenge it, while encouraging and equipping people across Scotland to talk openly about their own and others’ mental health without fear.

Read the full manifesto here.