Appropriate Adult training takes place in Cardiff

Welsh patient-led mental health charity Hafal has delivered a groundbreaking training day in Cardiff on how to provide support to young people and mentally vulnerable adults detained in police custody suites.

“Finishing line in sight” for Jonathan Morgan’s mental health LCO

Jonathan Morgan’s mental health Legislative Competence Order (LCO), which will allow the Welsh Assembly Government to create its own law-making powers in relation to mental health assessment, treatment and advocacy, has taken another step towards receiving Royal Approval following a Senedd debate which took place on Wednesday.

Carers’ LCO receives Royal Approval

The Welsh Assembly Government has been given powers to introduce new laws to support carers after Deputy Minister for Social Services Gwenda Thomas AM’s Carers’ Legislative Competence Order (LCO) received Royal Approval this week.

Updated action plan to reduce suicide in Wales

Fresh plans to reduce suicide and self-harm have been launched by the Welsh Assembly Government following extensive consultation on a draft action plan published last year. The national action plan, ‘Talk to Me’, aims to raise awareness of suicide and self-harm and encourage people to talk more about their problems to remove the stigma that is associated with emotional and mental health problems…