A Healthcare Inspectorate Wales report published today has highlighted serious concerns in relation to the adequacy of the care and treatment provided to Martyn Davies, a service user who carried out a homicide in the village of Llanbradach, Caerphilly in March 2009.
The following is a news item from Hafal’s Big Lottery-funded Young People’s Information Hub.
Research by Queen Mary University of London has suggested that Government plans to divert more mentally ill people from the criminal justice system and into mental health services are unlikely to be achieved.
According to new research for Carers Week, which begins today, more than 75% of unpaid carers in Wales are worried about cuts to services with almost half not knowing how they will cope “as the axe falls on some of the vital support they rely on”.
Three leading mental health charities in Wales are joining forces today to launch a new national programme, “Time to Change Wales”, which aims to challenge the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems.
To increase awareness of mental health amongst Britain’s top footballers, players in the four main football divisions will be issued with The Footballers’ Guidebook at the start of next season.
A letter signed by Hafal Chief Executive, Bill Walden-Jones, on the “devastating” effects reform of the welfare system is having on the mental health of hundreds of thousands of people across Great Britain appeared in The Guardian this week.