Our Spring 2014 journal is out now and it’s a treatments special focusing on medications and psychological therapies. Check out the journal for info on:
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a new report claiming that mental health issues cost the UK around £70 billion every year, or roughly 4.5% of GDP, in lost productivity at work, benefit payments and health care expenditure. Better policies and practices by employers and the health system are needed to help people deal with mental health issues and get back to work, according to the OECD report.
Hafal has produced a policy briefing for Assembly Members to consider when they debate the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill this week. The briefing highlights a number of improvements that need to be made to the Bill which was introduced by Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister for Social Services last January.