A briefing paper on Supervised Community Treatment (SCT) has highlighted “serious concerns” over the disproportionate use of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) for people from black and ethnic minority communities.
A new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry has concluded that people with a serious mental illness are no more likely to be violent than anyone else – unless they abuse drugs or alcohol.
Welsh mental health charity Hafal has issued a checklist of the Welsh Assembly Government’s report on young people’s mental health services “Breaking the Barriers: Meeting the Challenges – Better Support for Children and Young People with Emotional Well-being and Mental Health Needs”.
A 24-bed mental health hospital for women has been officially opened by Delyn MP David Hanson.
Mental health anxieties, unemployment, exam stress and housing worries have been the main issues raised during the early weeks of ‘meic’, Wales’ new nationwide advocacy and advice helpline for children and young people.
A report by the University of Manchester has found that people with mental health problems in Wales and England are committing fewer homicides.
First Minister Carwyn Jones has outlined his vision for mental health services in Wales.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published a guide for disabled people and disabled people’s organisations on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
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…