Healthy Minds at Work Week

With one in five people in Wales likely to experience stress, anxiety or depression at some time during their working lives, Andrew Davies AM, Minister for Enterprise, Innovations and Networks, this week launched Wales’ first Healthy Minds at Work Week.

Mental Health Amendment Bill 2006: Briefing

On Friday 20th November the UK Government published its Mental Health Amending Bill. The Bill proposes changes to the 1983 Mental Health Act (England & Wales) which governs the admission of people to psychiatric hospital against their will, their rights while detained, and their discharge from hospital and aftercare. Here we summarise the changes the Government proposes in its Amending Bill, and the reactions and concerns of the mental health community…

Hafal protests against unfair Mental Health Bill

When Hafal held its annual Recovery Convention in Llandrindod Wells last Thursday, 150 service users, carers and health professionals took part in a demonstration calling for reciprocal rights in the Mental Health Amendment Bill…

“Mental Health Bill” announced in today’s Queen’s Speech

It was announced in the Queen’s Speech today that a bill to amend the 1983 Mental Health Act will be part of the UK Government’s forthcoming programme.

Speaking to Parliament the Queen stated: “A bill will be introduced to provide a better framework for treating people with mental disorders.”