Welsh patient-led mental health charity Hafal has delivered a groundbreaking training day in Cardiff on how to provide support to young people and mentally vulnerable adults detained in police custody suites.
Jonathan Morgan’s mental health Legislative Competence Order (LCO), which will allow the Welsh Assembly Government to create its own law-making powers in relation to mental health assessment, treatment and advocacy, has taken another step towards receiving Royal Approval following a Senedd debate which took place on Wednesday.
New specialist coordinators and dedicated advice lines for small businesses are part of an overhaul of employment support for people with a mental illness announced by the UK Government this week…
Health and Social Services Minister Edwina Hart AM has welcomed the National Assembly for Wales’ Health Wellbeing and Local Government Committee’s “Inquiry into Community Mental Health Services”.
A report by Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) into a homicide committed by a man with paranoid schizophrenia has concluded that the incident “could not have been predicted”.
The Welsh Assembly Government has been given powers to introduce new laws to support carers after Deputy Minister for Social Services Gwenda Thomas AM’s Carers’ Legislative Competence Order (LCO) received Royal Approval this week.
Mental health services in Wales are still failing many children and young people, despite some improvement in recent years, a report published jointly today by Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, the Wales Audit Office, Estyn, and Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales suggests…
Wales Mental Health in Primary Care (WaMH in PC) will host a Practitioners Network Meeting on Thursday 19th November 2009 at the Village Hotel, Swansea.
Fresh plans to reduce suicide and self-harm have been launched by the Welsh Assembly Government following extensive consultation on a draft action plan published last year. The national action plan, ‘Talk to Me’, aims to raise awareness of suicide and self-harm and encourage people to talk more about their problems to remove the stigma that is associated with emotional and mental health problems…
Click here to read NHS Wales Chief Executive Paul Williams’ first major interview since the introduction of the new Local Health Boards on October 1st.