Category: News

Dyfed Powys Police Makes ‘Time to Change’ Pledge

Dyfed Powys Police has joined Hywel Dda University Health Board and others in a national campaign to tackle the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems.

Psychiatric Genetic Counselling – Bournemouth University Research

Rosa Spencer-Tansley, Postgraduate Researcher in Psychiatric Genetics at Bournemouth University, is currently conducting a study on a new service called Psychiatric Genetic Counselling.

West Wales Veterans Newsletter – Issue 1 (March 2015)

Welcome to the first edition of West Wales Veterans Newsletter. In this first addition we will be looking at some of the new organisations that have opened their doors to helping and supporting veterans within the three counties of West Wales.

New Advocacy Service for Pembrokeshire

We are Dewis Centre for Independent Living (Dewis CIL). We would like to introduce you to the new advocacy service we are now delivering in Pembrokeshire. This is added to the advocacy services we currently provide across Rhondda Cynon Taf, Newport, Wrexham, Conwy and Caerphilly.

Mental Health Measure (Wales) Review

Opinion Research Services (ORS) is still seeking service users and carers with direct experience of the services introduced under Part 3 and Part 4 of the Mental Health Measure (Wales) 2010. We aim to undertake phone or face to face qualitative interviews lasting about half an hour over the next few months (concluding by 30th April 2015).

New five year plan to reduce suicide and self harm in Wales

A new five-year plan to reduce suicide and self harm in Wales has been unveiled for consultation by the Welsh Government.

Gofal Survey – Primary Mental Health Services

Do you live in Wales? Have you been to your local GP surgery to seek advice, treatment or support for mental health problems during the last 12 months? Please complete this short survey to tell us about your experience!

Hafal Launches New Guide to Treatments

As part of its campaigning to promote choice and quality in treatments for mental illness, Welsh mental health charity Hafal has launched a new guide to treatments designed to give service users and carers key information on both psychological therapies and medications.

Christopher Salmon column: Issue of mental health should be discussed!

THE issue of mental health should be discussed openly and frankly — even if it’s something you feel uncomfortable about.

Health Assets Report

This report, describes what health assets are and different tools for using them. These include Health Assets Mapping, Co-production and Appreciative Inquiry, amongst others.