SNP Government funds nearly 300 additional mental health workers in 2018/19

As part of its Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027, the ‘SNP Government’ committed to provide funding to support the employment of 800 additional mental health workers, by 2012/2022, to improve access in key settings such as Accident and Emergency departments, GP practices, police station custody suites and prisons.

As of 1 July 2019, an additional 268 WTE mental health workers had been appointed, well ahead of expectations after only one year of the three-year campaign.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/mental-health-workers-quarterly-performance-reports/

Note: I have used BBC Scotland editorial guidelines in rounding up and in labelling the Scottish Government ‘the SNP Government’ to ensure everyone knows where the buck stops!

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