Home secretary Theresa May Mentally has announced reforms to sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act which mean that teenagers with a mental illness will no longer be held in police cells as a ‘place of safety’.
In a report published today, the Children, Young People and Education Committee at the National Assembly has raised serious concerns about services for young people with mental health problems in Wales. These concerns were raised in response to evidence from young people and their parents during the Committee’s inquiry into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
The Centre for Mental Health and Risk is calling for people to provide accounts of their experience of mental health care – and make suggestions for topics of study. These topics may be taken forward as part of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, a UK-wide study of suicide and homicide by people in the recent care of mental health services and the sudden unexplained death of psychiatric in-patients.
Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board is calling for artists and makers to submit work for the New Adult Mental Health Unit (AMHU) being built at University Hospital Llandough. Artworks submitted are selected by a panel of people, qualified to assess the suitability of the work for display in the AMHU in context of the collection as a whole.