Glasgow: new Early Years Mental Health Improvement Framework consultation

Date: 16th June 2023
Category: Mental health

The North East Health Improvement Team is running a consultation with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on a new Early Years Mental Health Improvement Framework for anyone who works with children under 5 in the Greater Glasgow NHS area.

Insights and feedback will be used to refine and improve the Framework, ensuring it is fit for purpose and meets the needs of a variety of partners. 

What is the Framework? 

The Framework has been created to help support those working in the early years to plan and deliver mental health improvement activities for babies and young children who are under 5 years old, as well as for their parents / caregivers. It captures the key elements that evidence shows can promote positive mental health in this age group.  

You can download the draft Framework from the Mental Health Improvement Team's website. Further information about the Framework consultation and a range of supporting documents can also be accessed via this link. This includes evidence briefings, a policy mapping document, and a Framework audit tool.  

How can you get involved in the consultation? 

  1.  Via a Focus Group (online, up to 90 minutes)  

Third Sector Early Years focus Group – 20th June 10 – 11.30 

 GCVS/Everyone’s Children Team are hosting a focus group for people who work children under the age of 5 and parents of young children. The focus group will take place on MS Teams at 10am on 20thJune. If you would like to attend, please email .   

Open focus group – Mon 26th June 12-1.30

If you cannot attend the third sector focus group, there is another focus group on Microsoft Teams on Monday the 26th June from 12.00 – 1.30 pm which is open to anyone to attend to share their views on the framework. Please note, numbers for this session are limited, but further dates can be explored depending on interest. If you are keen to attend, please email Laura Hills at to register a place.

  1. Survey (online) 

You can also share your views on the Framework by completing an anonymous survey by Friday 28th July via this link.