"Our generation’s epidemic” – research report into mental health services for young people

Date: 12th July 2016
Category: Mental health

This report presents research carried out by Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) in early 2016. The aim of the research was to better understand young people's experience and awareness of mental health services and information.

'Our generation's epidemic' was launched at the Scottish Youth Parliament's 60th National Sitting held in Stornoway in early July 2016.

The following topics were covered, and the report outlines recommendations for each topic based on the research findings.

  • Mental health information
  • Mental health support
  • Mental health services
  • Mental health and rights

The report contains 11 recommendations, based on what young people have told the Scottish Youth Parliament they need.