Consultation Report on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Review September 2022

The Scottish Government held a consultation on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy from 29 June to 9 September 2022. The Strategy guides the work that the Scottish Government and partners will do to improve mental health and wellbeing in Scotland. This will include an overall shared vision, a set of outcomes, and how these will be achieved to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing.

CLDSC consulted with a selection of its CLD practitioner members to form this response, using a Strategy Outcomes questionnaire and Focus Group discussions. The registered members of the CLDSC are involved in supporting individuals and communities across Scotland. This response reflects their own experiences; it does not seek to speak on behalf of communities.

This report provides a high-level analysis of the feedback received from CLD workers and volunteers across the sector. Specifically, feedback was gathered to explore how CLDSC members can input and support the development of the Scottish Government strategy for the benefit of CLD practitioners, communities and of the learners it works with.

The report was submitted to the Scottish Government on the 9th September 2022 on behalf of the membership. CLDSC members were also notified of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy consultation, and encouraged to submit a full and individual response.