Samaritans has released new figures showing the extent of loneliness and isolation people feel over the festive period, with nearly a quarter (23.6%) believing problems feel worse at Christmas and 1 in 6 (17.3%) saying it’s the loneliest time of year.
A new agreement to improve the system of care and support for people in a mental health crisis has today been signed by the Welsh Government, police forces, the NHS, councils and other agencies.
South Wales police are linking up with partners, the aim of the work is to make sure that people with mental health complaints don’t end up in cells being looked after by police officers, but in more appropriate places where their needs can be assessed and they can be cared for by medically trained professionals.
Over half (55%) of parents have never spoken to their children about the topic of mental health, including wellbeing, stress, anxiety and depression, a new Time to Change poll suggests.
Young carers’ mental health must be better supported in schools and in health and social care, according to delegates at a roundtable discussion about the mental health of young carers, hosted by Carers Trust this week.
A new programme to help more than 4,000 people with health problems, including mental health problems, stay in work will be set up in Wales after it received a multi-million pound EU funding boost.
Newtown A.F.C. and Merthyr Town F.C. were the first two football clubs in Wales chosen to deliver a mental health initiative this week, thanks to a new partnership with Time To Change Wales and Football Association Wales Trust.
The primary care waiting time target for treating people experiencing mental ill health in Wales is being cut from 56 to 28 days to ensure faster access to treatment, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced today (Tuesday 3rd November).
The winter issue of our Mental Health Wales journal is now online and the issue focuses specifically on mental health and the Criminal Justice System.
Detentions under the Mental Health Act in England rose by 9.8 per cent (5,220) to 58,4003 in 2014/15 compared to the previous year, according to official statistics published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.