Addressing inequalities in Scotland
There are a number of efforts underway to address inequalities in the access and provision of mental health care in Scotland.
These include efforts by the Scottish Government through working groups, the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland and public health research organisations.
If you would like to have your own organisation's efforts signposted here, please get in touch.
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
The Commission is working on a Ethnically Diverse Communities Project exploring the experience of people from diverse ethnic communities who have mental illness; the training offered to staff to meet their needs and the workforce diversity (and particularly the extent to which it meets and reflects the population served) by health board; and the extent to which the Commission meets the needs of all communities
The recently formed Equalities & Human Rights Forum is driving much of this work. The vision of the Forum is to look at the causes of mental health inequality at a structural and individual level and to address these inequalities by informing inclusive and fair policy and practice that meets the needs of those most affected by mental health inequality.