Citizens' Panel

Citizens' Panel

Fourth Panel Report

The fourth Citizens' Panel survey was carried out between December 2017 and February 2018.

Panel members were asked questions about their knowledge about HIV and how it is transmitted, their attitudes to mental health and wellbeing and how to make communication between health and care services and those that use them more inclusive.

Survey on HIV awareness, mental health and wellbeing and inclusive communication
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File size: 3 MB
Publication date: May 2018


Findings from the Panel survey were used by third sector organisations to raise awareness of a number of issues, including public awareness about HIV (HolyroodPink NewsThe Scotsman) and mental health stigma and discrimination (See Me ScotlandThird Force News).

Data on experiences of mental health stigma contributed to a June 2018 report on Scotland's six public health priorities and to the first progress report of the Scottish Government's Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027, published in September 2018.

The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 recognises the importance of inclusive communication and requires Scotland's new social security system to be communication inclusive.

Last Updated: 3 March 2021