Mental Health

Purpose of the group

  • To act as a forum for assessing the implications for people with mental health problems and their carers of any relevant proposed legislation which may impact upon them.
  • To raise awareness and understanding of mental illness and mental health and wellbeing.
  • To promote the rights of people with mental health problems and their carers, and help to ensure that the experience and views of these groups inform the political process.
  • To campaign to reduce the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems and work to improve public understanding of mental health issues.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting: 03 December 2015

This meeting will be held at 12.30pm in the Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2)



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members


RCPsych in Scotland (Secretariat)


Addressing the Balance

Action on Depression Scotland

Action in Mind

Association of Directors of Social Work

Association of Community health partnerships

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Bipolar Scotland

Big Lottery Fund

British Psychological Society

Children 1st

Counselling and Psychotherapy Scotland

GMC Scotland


Health in Mind

LGBT Youth Scotland

Mental Health Foundation Scotland

Mental Health Nursing Forum

Mental Welfare Commission



Princess Carers Trust

See Me



Scottish Council on Deafness

Scottish Institute for Human Relations

Turning Point Scotland

Support in Mind Scotland

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

The Care Commission

Wellbeing Alliance

Scottish Perinatal Mental Health Forum

Division of Clinical Psychology in Scotland

Human Development Scotland

Division of Counselling Psychology in Scotland (British Psychological Society Scotland)

Autism Rights Scotland

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems


Psychiatric Rights Scotland

BEAT (Beating Eating Disorders Scotland)


Get involved

Next meeting:
03 December 2015


Tel: 07968 441868


Malcolm Chisholm MSP

Room M1.16
The Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

Tel: 0131 348 5908

Tel: 0131 558 8358
Text Relay calls welcome

Fax: 0131 557 6781