Results 101–120 of 620 for speaker:Clare Haughey

Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (22 Dec 2020)

Clare Haughey: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My screen is showing an error message. I voted yes.

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Support for Young People (1 Dec 2020)

Clare Haughey: I thank the Public Petitions Committee for looking into this important issue. I am pleased to respond on behalf of the Scottish Government. The issues that the Public Petitions Committee has raised are critical. Following the committee’s final report on its inquiry, I wrote to it with the Scottish Government’s response to key recommendations that were made. I wish to take some time to...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Support for Young People (1 Dec 2020)

Clare Haughey: Mr Mason will be aware of the fact that, last month, we increased funding to local authorities so that they could provide a direct response to the effects of the mental health challenges that children and young people face. I mentioned that in my speech. I take it that Mr Mason welcomes that commitment.

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Support for Young People (1 Dec 2020)

Clare Haughey: On the basis of the points that he has made, I take it that Maurice Corry will welcome the establishment of the community wellbeing centres for five to 24-year-olds that are being rolled out across the country by local authorities. They will provide a lot of the early intervention and lower-level therapeutic interventions that he has spoken about.

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Support for Young People (1 Dec 2020)

Clare Haughey: I am happy to respond now.

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Support for Young People (1 Dec 2020)

Clare Haughey: Thank you, Presiding Officer. I thank members for this thoughtful and constructive debate, which has addressed many important issues this evening, and I again thank the committee for its work and its report. As the Minister for Mental Health, I am reassured that there is clear consensus that the mental health of our young people is of paramount importance and that we, as a country, must...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Ill Health (Impact of Pandemic and Restrictions) (26 Nov 2020)

Clare Haughey: On 8 October, we published Scotland’s mental health transition and recovery plan, which outlines our response to the mental health effects of the pandemic. The plan is comprehensive and contains over 100 actions. It outlines a set of key actions that we will take forward at pace. It is fully informed by a consideration of evidence provided by our mental health research advisory group. As...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Ill Health (Impact of Pandemic and Restrictions) (26 Nov 2020)

Clare Haughey: I thank Alex Cole-Hamilton for raising this very important issue. Every life lost is a tragedy, and my sympathies go to those who have been bereaved by suicide. We work very closely with the suicide prevention leadership group, and we will continue to do so. A range of work is going on. For the sake of brevity, I will not speak about all of it, but I am more than happy to write to Alex...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (11 Nov 2020)

Clare Haughey: Thank you, Presiding Officer. I had similar problems to Kate Forbes in that I would have voted no, but the screen froze and I was unable to change my vote.

Scottish Parliament: Suicide Prevention (4 Nov 2020)

Clare Haughey: Suicide prevention continues to be a priority for the Scottish Government. In our recently published “Mental Health—Scotland’s Transition and Recovery” plan, we set out an evidence-based suicide prevention response to the pandemic. In partnership with our national suicide prevention leadership group, we recently launched the evidence-based united to prevent suicide campaign. We...

Scottish Parliament: Suicide Prevention (4 Nov 2020)

Clare Haughey: Now, more than ever, it is of the utmost importance that our students are able to receive the mental health and wellbeing support that they need. We are actively considering what additional targeted support is needed for students, to support their mental health and wellbeing. On 22 September, the Scottish Funding Council announced a further £3.6 million in support of our commitment to...

Scottish Parliament: Suicide Prevention (4 Nov 2020)

Clare Haughey: The Scottish Government has on-going discussions with all our key stakeholders on a regular basis.

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Transition and Recovery Plan (8 Oct 2020)

Clare Haughey: We are all in the process of learning how to live with Covid-19. To say that a full national lockdown was tough is perhaps putting it mildly, but the introduction of temporary measures now will also be really challenging for people across the country. It shows that the road to recovery from the pandemic will not be linear or straightforward. We have all been through a lot and the importance...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Transition and Recovery Plan (8 Oct 2020)

Clare Haughey: I thank Brian Whittle for his questions; I will try to answer each of them in turn. We recognise that it might be a difficult time for some pupils who are going back to school, but we also recognise that being at school actually helps some children, in terms of their mental health and socialisation, and provides them with support that they might not have if schools were not open. However, I...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Transition and Recovery Plan (8 Oct 2020)

Clare Haughey: I think that Mary Fee has perhaps misunderstood some of the contents of the plan, which is about things going forward. Mental health services have continued during the Covid pandemic, albeit that some of them—group therapy, for example—have had to stop. Because of the Covid restrictions, a number of people could not physically be in a room; that simply would not have been safe. However,...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Transition and Recovery Plan (8 Oct 2020)

Clare Haughey: We have been responding to mental health needs, and we will continue to respond to them throughout Scotland.

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Transition and Recovery Plan (8 Oct 2020)

Clare Haughey: We have worked closely with partners across health and social care, including NHS boards, health and social care partnerships and local employers, to ensure that a range of mental health and wellbeing support is in place for our amazing workforce. During the pandemic, a wide range of measures to protect staff wellbeing has been put in place at the local level. Sometimes those measures have...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Transition and Recovery Plan (8 Oct 2020)

Clare Haughey: The Scottish Government provides funding to the national rural mental health forum for work to improve mental health and wellbeing in areas of rurality. In our transition and recovery plan, we have committed to work in partnership with the national rural mental health forum to develop an approach to ensure that rural communities have equal and timely access to mental health support services....

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Transition and Recovery Plan (8 Oct 2020)

Clare Haughey: If Pauline McNeill wants to write to me with the details of that specific case, I would certainly be happy to look at it. The community mental health and wellbeing centres, which we are developing in conjunction with our local authority colleagues, are for people in the five to 24 age range. Some of the centres will be in place before the end of the financial year. I am certainly happy to get...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health Transition and Recovery Plan (8 Oct 2020)

Clare Haughey: The community wellbeing services will support children and young people to access support for their mental health and emotional wellbeing in their communities. We have allocated £2 million to local authorities towards the development of community mental health services for children and young people, and we are allocating a further £3.75 million in this year’s budget specifically to fund...


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