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A Review of Mental Health Services in Scotland

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A Review of Mental Health Services in Scotland

This review has been undertaken for Commitment One of The Scottish Government’s Mental Health Strategy for Scotland: 2012-2015 to ‘commission a 10-year on follow up to the Sandra Grant Report to review the state of mental health services in Scotland.

The aim of this review is to encourage reflection on the successes and challenges of the current mental health system in Scotland. This is not a systematic review of the evidence on the provision,
impact and effectiveness of mental health services. Instead it highlights the real life experiences of people using services, families and carers, practitioners, commissioners and

The research team included specialist researchers from the Mental Health Foundation and five expert reviewers who brought perspectives and experience from the third sector, clinical service provision and management, caring and lived experience of mental health conditions.

In total our review took evidence from 384 participants with over half of the participants having a lived experience of using mental health services.

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