‘One Stop Shop’ Mental Health Support

The group discussion about mental health support at Muirhouse Millennium Centre on Monday 26th November 2018 thought that the best mental health support for young people in Scotland should be “trained and trusted” “quality help available at the point of need” and that meant the creation of ‘24/7 one stop shop’ support that could provide ‘access to help there and then.’

The one stop shop could take the form of an online search system where a young person, parent, or professional, could enter in their postcode and the system would return a list of ways to get support. They also suggested that different types of mental health support could be categorised (eg. Feeling depressed; feeling anxious; self harming etc.) so users could access the most relevant support in their local area.

The Advice Place at Edinburgh University was seen as good model to follow.

Why the contribution is important

Current signposting to support was seen to be too vague and not available at the point of need. A national One Stop Shop approach would join up services and ensure that young people get access to the help they need.

by Muirhouse2611 on December 06, 2018 at 04:02PM

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  • Posted by Elric_FCE December 14, 2018 at 11:46

    Great idea! - a group of young people in Fife have been having similar discussions in our Equality Conference and also supported the idea of mirroring online one stop shops & physical 'safe spaces' (e.g. in schools) so that there were aimed at not only LGBT groups but also for any young person looking for information and support
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