Scottish Government release Programme for Government

Today the Scottish Government released their Programme for Government. 

Penumbra welcomes the announcement of several investments and commitments to supporting Scotland’s Mental Health.

Key strategies across mental health include:

  • £60 million investment in mental health services across schools
  • Creating 350 counsellor positions and an additional 250 nurses in schools
  • Additional 80 counsellors in higher and further education

There has also been the reassertion of previously mentioned strategies, including:

Mental Health spending across Scotland will increase £250m over the next five years.

The full Programme for Government can be read here.

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