The potential impact of the Social Services (Wales) Bill on children and young people with a serious mental illness was discussed at conference recently held in Cardiff.
Hafal’s Young People’s Information Officer John Gilheaney recently attended the third annual Siaradwn Ni Let’s Talk conference. Held in Margam near Port Talbot, the conference featured speakers including Children’s Commissioner for Wales Keith Towler and highlighted the sometimes tragic consequences of cyberbullying.
Health and Social Minister Lesley Griffiths AM has launched new guidance to increase access to “talking treatments” across Wales.
Some of Wales’ most vulnerable children and young people are unaware of their statutory right to an independent professional ‘voice’ because of a system that “lacks a clear set of checks and balances” according to Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler.
Hafal Expert Trainer Dave Smith’s latest Western Mail column is now online.
Hafal’s Young People’s Information Officer John Gilheaney recently attended a meeting of Hafal’s Appropriate Adults (AA) in Cardiff.
The Hearing Voices Network Cymru (HVNC) website, which offers information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them, are inviting applications for a Free Hearing Voices Resource Pack.
The Welsh Government has produced a “youth friendly” guide to understanding and submitting feedback on the Social Services (Wales) Bill. The aim of the guide is to explain the purpose of the Bill and to encourage young people to submit their views on how they think social services in Wales can be improved.
Plans by the Welsh Government to give people who receive care “a stronger voice and real control over the social care services they use” are open to consultation from today.
“The arts and art psychotherapy can play an important role in a person’s wellbeing and the healing process.”