The Westminster Government has announced plans to suspend the Work Focused Health Related Assessment (WFHRA) from July 19th and to “begin reassessing claimants currently in receipt of incapacity benefits for possible entitlement to Employment and Support beginning in October 2010.”
The Welsh Assembly Government has today launched a national action plan to improve children’s mental health services.
Hafal Chief Executive Bill Walden-Jones has predicted “a hard fight to protect mental health social care” following Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s first Budget which was delivered on Tuesday.
The BBC has reported that the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust is attaching GPS tracking devices to patients to prevent them absconding on day leave…
A survey issued by Carers Wales to coincide with Carers Week (June 14 – 20) has found that more than three quarters of people in Wales looking after an ill, frail or disabled loved one said they did not have a life outside of their caring role.
Plans to set up a new Welsh Assembly Government-funded study to help with the understanding of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have been announced by Swansea, Cardiff and Bangor universities.
A study involving over 5,000 patients with major depression from 18 countries in Europe, Asia, and North Africa has concluded that approximately one in three people diagnosed with major depression may actually have bipolar disorder.