Good Mental Health for ALL in Moray 2016-2026

 

Improving mental health can help us create a Moray where children have the best start in life, communities are resilient, life chances are improved and we live longer, healthier, happier and stigma free lives.

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We all have mental health. Mental health affects us all. It is often said that there is no health without mental health. Mental health is important at every stage of life from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Our mental health and wellbeing affects how we think and feel, and how we interpret and respond to events. It affects our ability and capacity to learn, communicate and form relationships and play a full part amongst our family, workplace, community and friends. It influences our ability to cope with and manage change, transitions and life events and to lead a happy and fulfilling life. It’s also closely linked with our physical health.

Mental health is facing major challenges and opportunities across Scotland. In the current public spending climate and with a renewed focus on outcomes and the integration of health and social care, it is important that mental health is at the forefront of our work in Moray.

Good Mental Health for ALL in Moray 2016-2016 is the new strategy which will refocus local attention on mental health and wellbeing.

Consultation on the draft document was carried out during January and February 2016.

40 responses were received and these are informing the final strategy document which will be launched in the summer.

You can read the draft strategy document here.

It was developed following widespread engagement in the community. Details of the responses gathered can be found here.

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