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Mental Health Services (NHS Lothian)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Jeremy Balfour Jeremy Balfour Conservative

I thank the minister for her very full answer. My next question will be slightly broader than I had intended it to be. Given the change in circumstances that the First Minister announced yesterday, with regard to schools closing, there will clearly be an effect on the mental health of both children and adults, particularly with social isolation. Will the minister advise parents, in particular, how they should monitor and deal with such issues and what help will be available if they have to take matters to a higher level?