Specialist Mental Health Support (Children and Young People)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 25th June 2019.

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Photo of Annie Wells Annie Wells Conservative

Figures released in May show that the Scottish Government is falling woefully short of getting anywhere near its target number of mental health workers. Despite a promise in the mental health strategy to recruit 800 additional workers by 2021-22, as of April this year, only 186 whole-time equivalents had been recruited. Can the minister guarantee today that the Government will meet that target?