A story in today’s Western Mail has revealed that at least 643 patients in Wales have received Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment in the past five years.
A new edition of the diagnostic ‘bible’ for mental illness published by the American Psychiatric Association has been criticised by experts for potentially categorising normal behaviour as a mental illness…
The Welsh Assembly Government is to run a series of five events designed to hear the views and thoughts of mental health and social care users, providers, advocates and carers on the newly issued CPA interim guidance.
The general principles of the Proposed Mental Health (Wales) Measure, which will eventually grant new law-making powers on mental health to Wales, have been debated in the Senedd.
Plaid Cymru AM Leanne Wood has written to Health and Social Services Minister Edwina Hart asking her to assess how social services, hospitals and the police are working together to ensure the appropriate support for people who have to be detained under mental health legislation.
A resource document entitled ‘Pharmacist Prescribing in Wales: New skill sets, new possibilities’ has been published by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB).
Following a public consultation the National Assembly for Wales Legislation Committee scrutinising the Proposed Mental Health (Wales) Measure has today published a report presenting recommendations for the Measure.