“How can service users ensure the Mental Health (Wales) Measure lives up to its potential?” was one of the questions raised at the “Movin’ On Up” campaign event in Aberystwyth today.
Paul Dennis, a service user at Hafal’s Bridgend project, said: “I know from experience that mental health patients require a lot more than just medication to get better. We campaigned for a long time to ensure that service users have a right to a Care and Treatment Plan that covers the eight areas of life and looks at all a patient’s needs (accommodation; education and training; finance and money; medical and other forms of treatment, including psychological interventions; parenting or caring relationships; personal care and physical well-being; social, cultural or spiritual; work and occupation). It’s great that the new plans are about to come into force under the Mental Health (Wales) Measure.”
Mental health service users and carers staged a groundbreaking event yesterday. The “Movin’ On Up” Seminar, which took place in Llandrindod Wells, saw service users and carers develop their continuing “dialogue of equals” with senior policy makers and providers of mental health services by discussing the opportunities for recovery provided by the Welsh Government’s new Mental Health Strategy and the Mental Health (Wales) Measure and the Carers Measure…
Over 100 mental health service users, carers and health professionals scaled Pen y Fan today as part of “Movin’ On Up”, a national campaign run by mental health service users and carers across Wales.
The event takes place in the same week that the Welsh Government published “Together for Mental Health – A Cross-Government Strategy for Mental Health and Wellbeing in Wales” for consultation.
The “Movin’ On Up” campaign got off to flying start today in Merthyr! A “Movin’ On Up” event took place at the Hafal project in the Pant Industrial Estate in Dowlais and featured a mobile cinema, a classic VW ‘campaign camper’ and a ‘mobile mountain’.