Welsh mental health charity Hafal’s Merthyr project has won the prestigious NIACE Dysgu Cymru Community Group of the Year award.
HowTheLightGetsIn, the Hay-on-Wye based philosophy and music festival is to hold talks and debates on mental health and psychiatry at their event which takes place from May 26th – June 5th.
Research from the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in London has suggested that people with a serious mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder have a life expectancy 10 to 15 years lower than the UK average.
“Taking the Wheel”, a unique service user-led campaign which aims to empower people with a serious mental illness in Wales to take control of their lives and the services they receive was launched yesterday at a special Seminar in Builth Wells.
According to new research, mental health problems have overtaken disorders such as back pain as the main reason for incapacity benefit claims.
“Taking the Wheel”, a unique service user-led campaign which aims to empower people with a serious mental illness in Wales to take control of their lives and the services they receive will be launched at a special Seminar in Builth Wells on Thursday May 12th.
Hafal National Service User Champion Sue Barnes’ latest monthly Western Mail column is available online today.
Statistics from the 2011 Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Monitor for Wales (CYPWMW) which show that admissions for young people in Wales who self-harm have risen have been described as “alarming”.