We are Scotland’s national collective advocacy organisation for mental health.

VOX Scotland is working in partnership with The ALLIANCE to shape The Scottish Government’s development of Quality Standards for Adult Mental Health Secondary Services. These Quality Standards will set out what you can expect from services and the principles on which they will be delivered.

We’re looking to hear from adults with lived experience of mental health – and/or their families and carers – to shape these standards.

How can I get involved in shaping these standards?
VOX Scotland and The ALLIANCE have released a survey to gather your views on what you want to see from adult mental health secondary services moving forward. This short survey is made up of 21 questions and will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. The deadline to complete this survey is Friday 18th March 2022.

What are ‘Adult Mental Health Secondary Services’?
Adult Mental Health Secondary Services are those you have been referred to through your GP and can include Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPN), Psychiatry, and other staff within a mental health team. It also includes the services you get from a crisis team, and support in psychiatric hospitals for your mental health. 

What will happen with the findings of the survey?
VOX Scotland and The ALLIANCE will produce a report from the findings which will be submitted to the Scottish Government’s Mental Health and Well-being Quality Standards Working Group. This report will support The Scottish Government to develop Mental Health Standards for adult secondary care.

By participating in this survey, you will help to influence these standards and play a key role in shaping the future structure and delivery of mental health services in Scotland!

You can complete the survey by clicking this link.


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