News Posts from : April2014

Hafal Service Users tell Health Minister of their experiences at Report launch

A report published today looks at progress made so far against the aims of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010. The report was launched at an event in Cardiff by Health Minister Mark Drakeford; the launch was attended by service users who spoke about their experience of mental health services and care and treatment planning. Hafal Members had inspired the original legislation and had proposed the detailed content of the new legal right to a Care and Treatment Plan which was adopted by the Government.

*AMs show commitment to ring-fencing of mental health funding*

Yesterday (Wednesday 2nd April) a plenary debate about Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) took place at the National Assembly. During the debate an amendment to the proposed motion was unanimously agreed stating that the National Assembly: “Notes the commitment of the Welsh Government to ring-fence spending on mental health services and calls upon the Minister for Health and Social Services to publish information to demonstrate that it is monitoring and delivering this commitment and how it is impacting upon CAMHS services.”