Hafal National Service User Champion Sue Barnes has urged legislators to ensure that the regulations in the Mental Health Wales Measure “prescribe a holistic care and treatment plan and that the plan addresses service users as individuals.”
The Mental Health (Wales) Measure will today gain Royal Approval, which means that Wales will have new mental health law – the first since the tenth century when King Hywel Dda made people with a mental illness exempt from paying fines…
Flintshire Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) have been awarded Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Provider of the Year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP).
Health and Social Services Minister Edwina Hart AM has stated that while mental health remains a key priority for the Welsh Assembly Government the issue of whether “momentum” in delivering key priorities can be sustained is open to question.
Children with learning disabilities and other impairments including mental ill health are more likely to go to prison than other young people because the youth justice system is failing to recognise their needs, according to a major survey major survey of youth offending team (YOT) staff in England and Wales.
An independent report into how social care and services should be delivered in Wales has recommended that users should have much more personalised services.
A group of service users from the RCT area have designed their own on line survey, asking mental health service users from across the UK to give their views on where money available for research should be spent.
A report published today by the Auditor General for Wales has concluded that little progress has been made in improving the planning and delivery of housing services for people with mental health needs.
The new edition of the Mental Health Wales Journal is now available online. This season’s edition is a young people’s special and features an exclusive, in-depth interview with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler.
In its draft budget for the next three years the Assembly Government has said that mental health services will be protected from funding cuts…