The Welsh Assembly Government is currently consulting on whether to expand the excellent school-based counselling service in Wales.
Hafal Expert Patient Trainer Dave Smith’s latest Western Mail column is now online.
C.A.L.L. (the mental health helpline for Wales) has launched a new service allowing people concerned about their mental health or that of a relative to access support and information via a text message from their mobile phone.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced new guidance which aims to improve the experience of care for people using adult NHS mental health services.
A website for people with a brother or sister who is affected by mental illness has been set up by Hafal’s sister charity in England, Rethink.
Health and Social Services Minister Lesley Griffiths AM has reassured AMs that there will be no reduction in funding for the implementation of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure.
Hafal’s Carers Lead Jackie James will be visiting the Senedd tomorrow, along with carers from Hafal, to talk to AMs ahead of Carers’ Rights Day on Friday. Jackie will be presenting AMs with the following Carers’ wish list which will be displayed at a reception on December 1st.
Welsh mental health charity Hafal has published a Briefing Note on Mental Health for Assembly Members which examines three key issues for mental health service users in Wales.
“When I think back to that young lad playing mini rugby at Farnham, vomiting in the hedge through nerves, crying before games because he couldn’t bear the thought of not getting it right, I wonder how much has changed.” Those are not the words you’d expect from a world-renowned rugby player but they come from the autobiography of England and British Lion hero Jonny Wilkinson.
Responses to people experiencing mental health emergencies in Wales and England are often slow or not available at all according to a report out this week.