Collecting signatures PE2008: Provide funding for a separate mental health A&E for children

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to provide funding to create a separate Accident and Emergency for children and young people presenting with mental health issues.

Previous action taken

I have emailed MSPs and media to highlight that children are being failed by the current mental health system.

Background information

A member of my family tried to commit suicide 3 times at the age of 10 due to a decline in his mental health and was not seen by any mental health professionals within A&E until his 3rd attempt.

We feel this is because A&E are equipped to deal with physical difficulties and are not trained to deal with these issues.

A specialised A&E stream for mental health only would ensure better care for our children and young people.

  • Created by Kirsty Solman
  • Collecting signatures until 28 March 2023 Petitions can collect signatures for a maximum of 4 weeks

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The petition will be considered by the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee after it stops collecting signatures

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