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7. To ask the Scottish Government how it will assist schools to support the mental wellbeing of pupils. (S6O-00197)
In Finland, the Government is rolling out a policy that will give people who present with mental health issues access to non-clinical community support within four weeks. In addition to the early intervention of school counsellors, has the Government any plans to increase the use of social prescribing and befriending services or the use of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy as part of...
I appreciate the minister’s update on this serious situation, but my question is about the future of cervical cancer testing in general. Could the minister give an update on the status of the roll-out of human papillomavirus home sample tests and say who will be eligible for them?
Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeenshire East
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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