Leading relationships charity Relate and the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), which supports counsellors to better serve their… read more
The Mental Health Alliance, a coalition of over 75 organisations united by a common interest in fair implementation of the… read more
Health authorities and charities from across North Wales have signed a new charter pledging to involve people with experience of… read more
On World Mental Health Day (10th October 2016) the Welsh Government published its 2016-19 delivery plan, the second of three… read more
A new coalition of mental health charities, professional organisations and service providers in Wales says that patients here need better access to psychological therapies. While recognising and welcoming recent Welsh Government investment in this area, the ‘We Need to Talk (Wales)’ coalition is concerned that too many people are still waiting too long to access psychological therapies and do not have enough choice over the type, timing and location of this form of treatment.
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has prioritised mental health in his Government’s five year plan, ‘Taking Wales Forward’. Among the Welsh Government’s key commitments are to “prioritise mental health treatment, support, prevention and de-escalation, and increase access to talking therapies”.
Hafal’s new “Clic” online community launches at an event at Castle Gardens, Swansea next Wednesday (14th September, 11:30 – 15:00). The new, bilingual online community has been developed by people with direct experience of a mental illness in partnership with Hafal and the National Centre for Mental Health, and is funded by Big Lottery Wales.
Time to Change Wales is today (7th September) launching a new campaign to encourage members of the public to reach out to friends, family members and colleagues who are living with mental health problems. Emphasising the message that you don’t need to be an expert to talk about mental health, the Reach Out campaign illustrates how small things can make a big difference to people’s mental health, wellbeing and recovery.