Equality News Update: Care Appointments: Unacceptable levels of delayed discharge for learning disability patients in Scotland

Four new reports published today by the Mental Welfare Commission of visits to units for people with learning disabilities found unacceptable levels of delayed discharge, with some patients waiting years to leave hospital.Continue reading Equality News Update: Care Appointments: Unacceptable levels of delayed discharge for learning disability patients in Scotland

Equality News Update: Holyrood: ‘To see concrete change would be momentous’: what young people want from mental health services in Scotland

In 2016, the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) chose young people’s mental health as its campaign of the year, culminating in a report, ‘Our generation’s epidemic’, setting out its calls for change.Continue reading Equality News Update: Holyrood: ‘To see concrete change would be momentous’: what young people want from mental health services in Scotland

Case Study – Michael

Michael is 17 years old and a volunteer at the Community Cafe, he has lived in Valleyfield for 7 years. At the cafe he is able to learn new skills that can help him in work situations and meet new people from within the community.

Case Study – Jennifer

Jennifer is a 35-year-old woman that lives with anxiety and depression. She finds it difficult to meet new people and lacks confidence, especially in social situations. As a consequence, Jennifer is unemployed and feels isolated.