Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy Engagement

02 March 2022

As part of the Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy Refresh, the Scottish Government is engaging with stakeholders. They are committed to developing the refreshed strategy in partnership with stakeholders, including statutory organisations, the third sector, and those with lived experience.

They are especially keen to engage with stakeholders on how to tackle the social determinants and health inequalities that impact most on mental health and wellbeing.

As part of their Engagement Strategy, they are connecting with established groups and networks to ensure all stakeholders have an opportunity to express their views on the scope of the strategy and contribute to the strategic outcomes.

The attached flyer provides information on how you can contribute to the first round of engagement regarding the scope and outcomes of the new Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy.

For those who wish to hold their own engagement event, an engagement package, including guidance, feedback forms, and background information, will be issued by the Scottish Government.

March Workshops

The first of the Scottish Government events are being held on 7 and 9 March from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm. These will be virtual events hosted on Teams and the numbers in attendance will be limited to approximately 20 individuals for each session.

If you would like to attend one of these workshops, please send an email with the following details to Lesley.McDowall@gov.scot:

  • Your name
  • Organisation
  • Contact details
  • Preferred date

These initial workshops will focus on the scope of the strategy and the outcomes which the Scottish Government wants to achieve.

There will be further opportunities to participate in engagement events and contribute to the strategy content throughout the process. The Scottish Government is committed to publishing the strategy by the end of 2022.

How to contribute

There is a range of ways stakeholders can participate and contribute to the strategy development.

  • Organisations, groups, and networks may choose to hold their own workshop/engagement events
  • Stakeholders may choose to attend one of the facilitated workshops hosted by Scottish Government.
  • Those with lived experience may wish to arrange a meeting for only those with lived experience and this could be supported by Scottish Government to ensure a meaningful two-way engagement process
  • Those with lived experience may wish to participate in stakeholder-led engagement events or they may choose to attend one of the workshops hosted by the Scottish Government.

An easy read version of the engagement flyer is available on request for anyone who may require a more accessible format of the flyer. Contact Lesley.McDowall@gov.scot for the easy read versions.


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