Figures show a 10% rise in admissions for eating disorders in Wales

Wales Online has reported that according to NHS figures the number of people being admitted to Welsh hospitals for eating disorders increased by 10% in just one year. Health board statistics show there were 274 admissions between 2011- 2013, with an increase from 130 to 144 between 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.

Hafal Service Users tell Health Minister of their experiences at Report launch

A report published today looks at progress made so far against the aims of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010. The report was launched at an event in Cardiff by Health Minister Mark Drakeford; the launch was attended by service users who spoke about their experience of mental health services and care and treatment planning. Hafal Members had inspired the original legislation and had proposed the detailed content of the new legal right to a Care and Treatment Plan which was adopted by the Government.

AMs show commitment to ring-fencing of mental health funding

Yesterday (Wednesday 2nd April) a plenary debate about Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) took place at the National Assembly. During the debate an amendment to the proposed motion was unanimously agreed stating that the National Assembly: