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Health / MSP wants to hear views on local mental health services

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart. Photo: Shetland News

LOCAL MSP Beatrice Wishart has launched a survey to hear the views and experiences from people in Shetland about local mental health services.

The Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP has also written to mental health minister Clare Haughey to ask what the Scottish Government is doing to help improve service waiting times in Shetland.

Waiting times have been a cause for concern over the last number of years in Shetland, although the health board heard yesterday (Tuesday) that things were looking up in psychological therapies.

Wishart said: “I want to hear from people in Shetland about their views on local mental health services and how they want to see them improved.

“I have also written to the mental health minister to ask what the government is doing to improve the situation.

“Mental health services have been under acute pressure due to the Covid-19 pandemic but it’s important people get the help they need when they need it. Long waits are obviously a big barrier to that support.”

The survey can be found here.