Hafal CEO Talks on BBC Wales Today about Young People’s Mental Health Services

A BBC Wales investigation hasfound that young people with a mental illness are often left struggling to copewithout the appropriate support. One expert said there are only half therequired staff in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): DrElspeth Webb, a reader in child health at Cardiff University, said servicesacross Wales were operating at between 20% and 40% of the recommended stafflevels. Read more @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-26505314

Bill Walden-Jones, Hafal’s ChiefExecutive, told the BBC: “In Wales, there’s a situation where thegovernment’s policy and legislative framework is quite good, quite advanced,they actually listen to patients and their families about what should bedelivered. But on the other hand, delivery falls a long way short: it’s verypatchy across Wales.” Watch Bill talking about CAMHS on BBC Wales Today(11m40s in): http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/b03x…/BBC_Wales_Today_10_03_2014/