Government responds to Angela’s petition on mental health services

21-03-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. CUMBERNAULD.Angela Hamilton who is lobbying the Scottish Parliament for better NHS psychological services.
21-03-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. CUMBERNAULD.Angela Hamilton who is lobbying the Scottish Parliament for better NHS psychological services.

The Scottish Government has now agreed to take action after it reviewed a petition started up by a campaiging Kildrum woman.

For most of this year, Angela Hamilton has been petitioning for improved services for people with mental health problems, such as shorter waiting times for specialist facilities.

MSPs have now agreed to consider Angela’s petition alongside its current mental health inquiry. Sir Harry Burns, chairman of the review into targets and indicators, will also be contacted.

Angela said: “I think they are finally taking mental health seriously. I am pleasantly surprised the petition has progressed this far.”