Health and Social Services Minister Lesley Griffiths AM attended a lively service user-led discussion at Hafal’s Resource Centre in Wrexham today.
During a busy morning the Minister heard service users express how they have benefited from the Agored courses running in the project. The Minister also gained an insight into serious mental illness by listening to service users talk about their experiences. Service users spoke to the Minister about how meaningful service user involvement can benefit the development of mental health services and they discussed their work with the Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales promoting an audit system for social care.
Hafal Community Link Worker Denise Charles said: “The Minister has been very supportive of Hafal’s work. She spoke at our World Mental Health Day celebrations at the Senedd last autumn and in June this year she launched a new guide – “Care and Treatment Planning: a step-by-step guide for secondary mental health service users” – which was produced by Hafal in collaboration with the Mental Health Foundation and Bipolar UK. The guide is designed to help service users get the most out of the new Care and Treatment Plans which were introduced, as part of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure, on June 6th.
“The Minister has visited the Link Service in Wrexham previously it was great to welcome her back today.”
· For more pictures of today’s event please go to Hafal’s Facebook page.
· For more information on “Together for Mental Health” please click here.
· To download a copy of Mental Health Service User and Carer Panel Response to the Draft Strategy please click here.
· To download a copy of “Care and Treatment Planning: a step-by-step guide for secondary mental health service users” please click here.
· For more information on Hafal please visit: www.hafal.org