NHS Health Scotland
Outcome Indicators
4.7 Community engagement activities should target populations in the six equality strands (including those with mental health problems) and those living in areas of deprivation.

Those living in areas of deprivation are at greater risk of poor mental health outcomes.[1]


  1. WHO (2004). Prevention of mental disorders : effective interventions and policy options: summary report / a report of the World Health Organization Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse; in collaboration with the Prevention Research Centre of the Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, WHO: Geneva.