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Youth mental health

Sir,

As a former paediatrician, I find it disturbing that so many young people are being ignored by the Scottish Government who have been in charge of health matters for 10 years.

Figures have come to light that show that research by the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) revealed that pupils in the most deprived areas have worse mental well-being than their peers, and that children are waiting over 600 days (almost two years) in some areas, including our own, for mental health treatment.

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