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.
Hafal Expert Patient Trainer Dave Smith’s latest Western Mail column is online today.
The latest edition of the Mental Health Wales journal, which features an exclusive interview with Health and Social Services Minister Lesley Grifiths AM, is now available online.
A report into a homicide carried out by a mental health service user in the Tremorfa area of Cardiff in June 2009 has “highlighted concerns in relation to the adequacy of the care and treatment” provided to the user.
A study published in leading medical journal “The Lancet” has claimed that one in 12 people self-harm in their teenage years.
Mental health service users in Wales have won the legal right to holistic care planning. Years of campaigning by service users and carers have resulted in new Regulations which give patients in Wales the right to a Care and Treatment Plan covering all areas of life.
A report evaluating the effectiveness of school-based counselling in Wales has found that young people, teaching staff, local authorities and counsellors have all expressed high overall levels of satisfaction with the service.