Petitioner: Lynsey Pattie
01 October 2012
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to provide improved mental health services for those people in hospital and that have been discharged after having a mental health problem, and to actively stop the stigma of mental ill-health to ensure that people with mental health problems do not feel ashamed of their feelings.
The petitioner has collected 171 offline signatures.
13 November 2012: The Committee took evidence from Lynsey Pattie. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the Scottish Association for Mental Health, the Scottish Recovery Network, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Penumbra, a selection of NHS boards (Fife, Borders and Lothian), Recovery Across Mental Health, the Glasgow Association for Mental Health, the British Medical Association and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. Link to Official Report 13 November 2012 (438KB pdf)
22 January 2013: The Committee agreed to write to those organisations and bodies that have yet to respond to the Committee. Link to Official Report 22 January 2013 (393KB pdf)
5 March 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 5 March 2013 (361KB pdf)
14 May 2013: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that the Committee is reassured by the work the Scottish Government is undertaking in this area. In closing the petition, the Committee also agreed to bring the written submissions received to the attention of the Health and Sport Committee.
I believe that the Mentally ill are not treated in the way they should be. I would like better services for people with mental health problems and I would like to tackle the Stigma surrounding mental ill health.