The right to good mental wellbeing is recognised in Scotland's shared public health priorities and Midlothian is one of the areas taking an early lead in extending partnerships to help meet local needs. Jackie Sneddon turned to her local GP in Penicuik for help at a low period in her own life and was referred to the Thistle Foundation for non-medical support. Campbell Hart asked her if the referral had helped to make a positive change...
Faced with high levels of substance use in West Dunbartonshire a ten-year strategy has been put in place to help reverse a complex culture that leads to health inequalities in local communities.
The area has become Scotland's first early adopter of the whole system approach, which brings partners together for the good of the community.
Chief Officer at the West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Beth Culshaw, discussed her ambition for the project with Campbell Hart.