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Introduction

Related Publications

See all mental health related publications

Vision

  • To work in partnership with organisations and working groups to ensure that services are relevant to key stakeholders (e.g. policy makers, practitioners, academics, media) to help improve mental wellbeing
  • To generate high quality technical advice on uses of information and its generation
  • Broadcast the information produced by ISD in a way that is intelligible, intelligent and in the medium appropriate to customers

Aims

  • Support the implementation of the National Information Strategy in relation to mental health information
  • To work in partnership with organisations and working groups to ensure that programme services are relevant to key stakeholders (e.g. policy makers, practitioners, academics, media) to help improve mental wellbeing
  • To generate high quality technical advice on uses of information and its generation
  • Broadcast the information produced by the programme in a way that is intelligible, intelligent and in the medium appropriate to customers

Workstreams

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Access Target

The Scottish Government has set a target for the NHS in Scotland to deliver a 26 week wait from referral to treatment for specialist CAMH services from March 2013, reducing to 18 weeks by December 2014.

The above link will direct you to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health home page where you can access the latest publication of the Child and Mental Health Services Waiting Times in Scotland report.

Dementia Post-diagnostic Support Target

The Scottish Government has set a HEAT target 'To deliver expected rates of dementia diagnosis and by 2015/16, all people newly diagnosed with dementia will have a minimum of a year's worth of post-diagnostic support coordinated by a link worker, including the building of a person-centred support plan'. The target goes live in April 2013.

The above link will direct you to the Dementia Post-diagnostic Support home page where you can access further information on the target and measurement support.

Mental Health Benchmarking Project

The principle objective of the Mental Health Benchmarking project is to improve Mental Health Services by using benchmarking to understand and compare services and their outcomes and to promote best practice.

Psychological Therapies Mental Health Access Target

The Scottish Government has set a target for the NHS in Scotland to deliver a 18 week wait from referral to treatment for Psychological therapies from December 2014.

Psychology Workforce Planning Project and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Workforce Project

National workforce statistics relating to NHS Scotland Psychology and CAMHS workforce are published quarterly and can be viewed on the webpage above.

Scottish Suicide Information Database (ScotSID)

By linking data on deaths from ‘probable suicide’ with health service and other records, a fuller picture can be obtained of the lives of people who have died by suicide and their contact with services before death. This will help identify factors which may increase or decrease the likelihood of suicide, and assist in suicide prevention.

Policy Background and Context

For information on mental health policy and background information please view the Scottish Government Mental Health web pages.

Resources

For resource information please see the Mental Health section in The Knowledge Network (previously the e-Library) or alternatively contact the programme.


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