Over 150 service users, carers and their families have gathered to celebrate the client-run Taking the Wheel campaign at Hafal’s annual North Wales event which is today being held in the glorious setting of Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay.
A £15m purpose-built mental health unit for young people with serious mental illnesses has opened at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend.
Hafal Expert Patient Trainer Dave Smith’s latest monthly Western Mail column is available online today.
Health and Social Services Minister Lesley Griffiths AM will launch “Safeguarding for the protection of vulnerable adults”, an educational DVD made by Hafal mental health service users and carers in conjunction with Wrexham Borough County Council and the Social Services Improvement Agency (SSIA), at the Council Chambers, Guildhall, Wrexham on July 29th.
“Taking the Wheel”, a 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, has been attracting great interest from thousands of visitors at the Royal Welsh Show this week.
A paper which outlines Health and Social Services Minister Lesley Griffiths’ priorities for the Assembly, including legislation and other manifesto commitments, has been presented to the Welsh Government’s Health and Social Care Committee.
Plans for a health centre which aims to understand the triggers behind a range of mental illnesses have been announced.
Wales Audit Office report points to slow progress in improving mental health services…
Revised commencement dates for the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010…
Statistics from Durham University have found that mental health services for children and adolescents in Wales “appear” to be showing signs of improvement.
A conference examining how to reduce levels of suicide and self-harm in young people in Wales has heard that “25% of females and 40% of male, school- age children have considered suicide in the last year.”