Health and Social Services Minister Lesley Griffiths AM to launch mental health DVD

Health and Social Services Minister Lesley Griffiths AM will launch “Safeguarding for the protection of vulnerable adults”, an educational DVD made by Hafal mental health service users and carers in conjunction with Wrexham Borough County Council and the Social Services Improvement Agency (SSIA), at the Council Chambers, Guildhall, Wrexham on July 29th.

The aim of the DVD is to provide information on safeguarding and to examine what the barriers to reporting abuse are. The film’s message is: “Talk to somebody. Don’t put up with it. Don’t keep it to yourself. It’s not OK.”

Hafal’s Wrexham Community Link Worker, Denise Charles, who was involved with the production of the DVD, said: “I’m delighted that Lesley is launching the DVD and attending the event because she has been very supportive of Hafal in Wrexham. For example, last year she was interviewed by service users from our project for our newsletter, ‘Voice’. She later invited them to the Senedd, on St David’s Day this year where she treated them to a tour of the building and gave them VIP treatment.”

As well as featuring a talk from the Minister the launch will hear from Cathryn Thomas of the Social Services Improvement Agency; Chris Pearson, Head of Adult Mental Health at Wrexham County Borough Council and Hafal Chief Executive Bill Walden-Jones who will give a closing speech.