Hafal Chief Executive Bill Walden-Jones has said the authors of the recently published “Voices of Children and Young People in Wales Study” should be “congratulated for letting children and young people speak for themselves.”
With the Welsh Assembly Elections fast approaching the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) has just published a useful briefing paper for the third sector which highlights the proposals of each of the four main parties.
The second Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Monitor for Wales has just been published.
The forthcoming Assembly Election is the theme of Hafal National Service User Champion Sue Barnes’ latest, monthly Western Mail column.
The new edition of the Mental Health Wales Journal is now available online.
It has been widely reported in the media today that Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones has received treatment for bipolar disorder following the stress of dealing with her husband’s recent illness.
Following a meeting between Hafal and Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) adviser Dr. David Williams to discuss progress on the 2010 “Breaking the Barriers: Meeting the Challenges”, report on young people’s mental health services, the young people’s info hub can report that:
Published today, the fifth annual “Count Me In” census, which monitors in-patients in England and Wales, shows that people from BME communities continue to be over-represented in mental health hospitals…
The process of inviting people who claim Incapacity Benefit to be tested on their ability to work will begin this week. The Government plans to get the one-and-a-half million people in the UK who receive the benefit to take part in a Work Capability Assessment in its drive to reduce the number of long-term claimants.
A report published today by the Centre for Mental Health suggests that prisoners in England are unable to get access to urgent hospital care because secure hospital services are blocked by a lack of community and step-down services…