Assembly Health Minister reveals mental health statistics

Following questions from David Melding AM, Chair of the Health and Social Services Committee, Dr Brian Gibbons, Minister for Health and Social Services at the Assembly, has released a number of mental health statistics. Here we summarise them:

Number of people sectioned under the 1983 Mental Health Act in wales: 787 males and 600 females were admitted to NHS facilities and independent hospitals in Wales under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation during 2003-04. That’s a total of 1387 people.

Number of hospital episodes during 2004-2005 in which at least one Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT) procedure took place:
117, with 75 involving males and 42 involving females (data may be incomplete as further submissions may be received).

Death from suicides in Wales, 2003:
95 suicides by males up to the age of 34; 19 suicides by females up to the age of 34; total: 114.

We’ll keep you up to date with any more statistics that arise…