Prioritising Mental Health

The Liberal Democrats are clear, that as we seek to put recovery first, mental health provision must be a priority.

 After a year of turmoil and uncertainty, preserving our mental wellbeing has become more important than ever. Scottish Lib Dem leader, Willie Rennie, has highlighted the 1,500 young people waiting over a year for a mental health appointment. 

Edinburgh Central candidate, Bruce Wilson said: "The pandemic has uncovered the deep chasm between rhetoric and action on mental health. The increase in those requiring treatment coupled with historic underfunding by the SNP government has caused a crisis.

"As we look to the future, Scottish Liberal Democrats want to see mental health prioritised alongside physical health, with enough funding to ensure those in need get the help they deserve.

"As a diverse constituency, Edinburgh Central has its fair share of metal health challenges. Anxiety and depression can affect people in both Dalry and Dundas Street but the outcomes can be very different. As a community, we need to ensure those in differing circumstances get access to the treatment they need. That means properly funding those services in the coming parliament."

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