Lights! Camera! ACTION! launches at the Senedd and reaches Neath Port Talbot

Lights! Camera! ACTION!, a groundbreaking 2013 campaign led by mental health service users and carers in Wales, was officially launched at the National Assembly in Cardiff yesterday (9th May) by Health Minister Mark Drakeford AM.

The event was attended by service users and carers from across Wales as well as AMs, policy makers and health professionals.

To watch a film of the launch including the Minister’s speech and words of support from Assembly Members Leanne Wood (Leader of Plaid Cymru), Mark Isherwood (Conservative), Kirsty Williams (Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats) and Ken Skates (Labour, Chair of All Party Mental Health Group), please click here.

Today (10th May) the Lights! Camera! ACTION! campaign is on location at Neath Port Talbot and the mobile studio is now broadcasting from Neath town centre.

To see a film of the event, including former service user and carer Brian Tampin talking to camera about improvements in his local GP service, please click here.

To see a film of David Crepaz-Keay talking about the importance of looking at finances in the Care and Treatment Plan please click here.

To view all the film blogs from the campaign so far please go to Hafal’s Facebook page.

About the campaign

The Lights! Camera! ACTION! campaign calls upon services across Wales to deliver on the new Mental Health Measure and Strategy. In the past two years service users and carers have successfully campaigned for the new law and policy. Now these are in place it’s time to turn words into action: hence Lights! Camera! ACTION!

The campaign is supported by mental health charities Bipolar UK, Hafal and the Mental Health Foundation. Our mobile studio will be on location at 22 local county events taking place throughout the summer. The campaign will be officially launched by Health Minister Mark Drakeford at the National Assembly next week and will conclude with a red-carpet event at the Senedd on World Mental Health Day in October.

To find out more about the campaign please click here.