Scotland's facing the highest number of drug deaths since records began in 1996 - with a staggering 27% increase in 2018. With statistics showing Scotland to be the "drug death capital of the world", calls for the decriminalisation and/or devolution of drug laws have intensified. However, we need to act - this event looked at what we can do now to minimise drug deaths.
Sessions will look at the needs of specific groups who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, as well as wider population mental health; distress interventions and suicide prevention; and the recovery and renewal of mental health services, which faced many challenges before we were faced with those linked to COVID-19.
What does the 20 Minute Neighbourhood mean for Scotland? How does it differ from previous place-based initiatives? What must be done to ensure that change is delivered? Join Holyrood as we answer these questions, drawing on expertise from across the globe.
COVID-19 has posed the greatest challenge to our health and social care system in recent history. Political candidates discussed this for Holyrood's Health Hustings.
Join Holyrood and Vocera for this free to attend webinar as we look to what can be done in the short term to kickstart digital transformation across Scotland’s hospital estate.
This event will be a timely opportunity to consider what further interventions are required to tackle these deep-rooted issues and change behaviours at a population level.