NHS Health Scotland
Outcome Indicators

3.9 Home visiting and parenting activities should focus on vulnerable families and those living in areas of deprivation because they are at higher risk of mental health problems.


People living in deprived communities are at greater risk of mental health problems than those who live in more affluent communities.[1]



  1. Scottish Government (2008). Equally Well: Report of the ministerial task force on health inequalities. Scottish Government: Edinburgh.