Member briefing: National mental health initiatives in Scotland

08 January 2020
The Scottish Government is taking forward four national mental health initiatives with which the RCN is closely involved. The RCN is delighted that mental health is getting renewed attention, with a real emphasis on improving services and embedding the rights of people using them. This is an important opportunity to ensure that the nursing voice is heard as services and legislation are re-shaped.

The RCN has professional seats on three of the initiatives and is engaged in shaping the fourth. The initiatives are each in the very early stages of their work, so this member briefing provides an overview of what each group is intending to do.   

We are keen to engage with members in our work. If you have any initial comments or ideas you would like to share, and/or would like us to keep you in the loop on developments, please email us on to let us know.

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