Have your say on the Mental Health (Wales) Measure

Dai Lloyd AM

The National Assembly for Wales’ Legislation Committee No.3 has issued a call for views and suggestions on the proposed Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

The proposed Measure will place duties on Local Health Boards and local authorities in Wales in relation to assessment of mental health and treatment of mental disorder, and in relation to independent mental health advocacy for qualifying patients.

This forthcoming legislation will shortly be scrutinised by Assembly Members who say they want to hear as many views as possible to ensure the Measure is as good as it can be.

“Those suffering from mental health problems should get the same level of service as anyone else accessing the health service,” said Committee Chair, Dai Lloyd AM.

“Our job, as a committee, is to look at this legislation and ascertain whether this legislation can achieve what it sets out to achieve.

“That’s why we want to hear from as many groups and individuals as possible to feed into this process that we get the best legislation as possible.”

To have your say send your submission to legislationoffice@wales.gsi.gov.uk or write to Carys Jones, Legislation Committee No.3, National Assembly for Wales, Ty Hywel, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.

You can also register your views on the following social networking sites:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-National-Assembly-for-Wales/88236679583

Twitter: http://twitter.com/assemblywales

All submissions have to be in by 14 May 2010.