Mental health services are not getting it right for LGBT young people, says national charity
Youth-led campaign on LGBT mental health calls for improved training for NHS staff
YOUNG PEOPLE have told of discrimination and poor awareness when accessing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), as a new campaign is launched to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).
The campaign, called Mind our Health, has been launched today by LGBT Youth Scotland’s mental health commission, which consists of 10 young people from across Scotland.
Craig Paton Does FMQs: The Westminster attack, an ageing population and child mental health makes for a sombre affair
Taking over the First Minister's Questions sketch mantle from Dan Vevers, Craig Paton offers his take on the week's events
THE spectre of the attacks on London hung over the chamber at Holyrood yesterday. First Minister’s Questions was a much lighter affair than usual – there were no attacks, no backhanded quips and no shouting. Instead, the Scottish Parliament joined together to say as one: we will not be beaten.
Fears raised as thousands of young people miss target for getting mental health treatment
Concerns raised after thousands of children miss Scottish Government target of gettng treated for mental health issues in the last year
NEW FIGURES HAVE revealed that thousands of children have been waiting more than four months for mental health treatment over the past year.
Scottish Labour found that more than 3,500 children for the year up to March 2017, have been waiting more than the Scottish Government target of 18 weeks to be treated for mental health problems via the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).