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FMQT Next Generation Event 1 – Question on NHS Waiting Times

  Why did I have to wait 7 months to get specialist treatment for my chronic skin condition on the NHS?   Watch the clip for the First Minister’s response.   FMQT Next Generation was […]

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FMQT Next Generation Event 1 – Question on Mental Health (Counsellors in Schools)

  As you remember I came and had a meeting in your office in May and I gave you a very personal account of how mental health was affecting young people in Scotland.  If you […]

Health & Wellbeing evidence

FMQT Next Generation Event 1 – Question on Sanitary Products

  Recently sanitary products were made free in schools and colleges across Scotland.  Do you think they should be made free for all women?   Watch the clip for the First Minister’s response.   FMQT […]

Health & Wellbeing evidence

FMQT Next Generation Event 1 – Question on Mental Health

  Why is there an increase in mental illness in students in both primary and high school and why is medicine deemed the go-to solution?   Watch the clip for the First Minister’s response.   […]

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Everyone Has a Story Component 4 Report

Parental Problematic Substance Use Impact on Children

“When mum first did her detox I used to have sudden panic attacks; sudden anxiety that ‘gosh, she could start drinking again tomorrow.’”

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Everyone Has A Story Component 1 Report

Parents with Problematic Substance Use

“I’m getting a detention for being late at school, but I had to get my brother ready.”

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Our Generation’s Epidemic Report

Young People’s Views of Mental Health

Young people discuss where they get information about mental health from, who they feel they can talk to, barriers to talking about mental health and where they can access support.

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Status of Young Women in Scotland 2016 Report

Young Women on Sexual Health, Education and Relationships

“I’m from a small town in an area, lots of pockets of wee villages with small town mentalities, the way people think about things are not very open. At school we didn’t learn about sexual identities or anything like that.”

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Status of Young Women in Scotland 2016 Report

Young Women on their Mental Health

In discussions about mental health young women talked about their efforts to protect and strengthen wellbeing.

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Status of Young Women in Scotland 2016 Report

Gender Based Violence

“I always still walk home alone like I’m kind of independent in that sense but I’m also holding my keys in my back pocket also I’ve got my partner on call stuff like that…”