A new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Bòrd na Gàidhlig has submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a new Metal Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The response includes the following points:

“We agree with the proposed vision “Better mental health and wellbeing for all”. “For all” means that the vision and Strategy should be inclusive. Therefore, the final Strategy document would benefit greatly from specific references to the Gaelic language and its contribution to mental health and wellbeing.”

“Language and culture create self-esteem, nurture self-confidence, define identity and improve quality of life. Gaelic is part of the heritage of Scotland. It increases wellbeing for Gaelic users, learners, and supporters. Gaelic contributes positively to what these people think and feel about their lives.”

The full response can be accessed here.