Scotland’s national mental health service user organisation, VOX Scotland, has released a new animation amplifying the voices of those with lived experience of mental ill-health during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Volunteers from Jean’s Bothy in Helensburgh shared their experiences of isolation, being unable to access the right support, and feeling overwhelmed by the impact of the pandemic.
We represent your views to Scotland’s politicians and health professionals to ensure our laws and mental health services reflect your needs and interests. If you have a lived experience of mental illness, join VOX to start shaping the mental health agenda. VOX is run by people with mental health issues for people with mental health issues. We are the ‘voice of experience’ and make sure our members’ views are heard – loud and clear!!
We focus on the issues that matter to our members. We helped to shape the 2015 Mental Health Act and represented our members’ views on the subject of smoking in hospital grounds. We undertake research and provide training to make sure our members’ views are heard loud and clear! We are open and transparent and share our work with a national audience. Join VOX to start shaping our priorities today.
Following engagement with members, VOX Scotland has submitted and published its response to The Scottish Government’s consultation on the proposed National Care Service.
Our response highlights that the most important need for our members is improvement in access to, and quality of, mental health services and support across Scotland, with concerns that the proposed National Care Service may not necessarily deliver this.