MENTAL HEALTH BILL: Details of Cardiff evidence session announced

The date for the Cardiff evidence session on the draft Mental Health Bill has been announced. The Committee will take oral evidence in public at the National Assembly at 10:05am on Wednesday 15th December.

Witnesses at the session will include Minister for Health and Social Services Jane Hutt and David Melding, AM, Chairman of the Health and Social Services Committee at the Assembly.

The Committee will consider key questions in its inquiry, such as:

• Does the draft Bill achieve the right balance between protecting the personal and human rights of people with a mental illness on the one hand, and concerns for public and personal safety on the other?
• Are the proposals contained in the draft Bill necessary, workable, efficient and clear?
• What will be the effect on the roles of professionals?

More information on the evidence sessions can be found at:

Keep checking the Mental Health Wales website for news on the Mental Health Bill evidence session.