Mind Cymru responds to to the Welsh Government’s Mental Health Strategy Annual Report

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Posted on 17/12/2013

Mind Cymru welcomes the publication of the first Annual Report for the delivery of ‘Together for Mental Health, the Welsh Government’s ten year strategy for mental health’.

Mind Cymru welcomes the publication of the first Annual Report for the delivery of ‘Together for Mental Health, the Welsh Government’s ten year strategy for mental health’.

In response to the Report, Ruth Coombs, Mind Cymru’s Manager for Influence and Change said:

“Reporting openly and honestly is vitally important to ensure users of mental health services feel confident mental health is a priority for the Government and Health Boards in Wales. It is therefore reassuring that the report, whilst rightly celebrating achievements, also acknowledges that there remains much to be done, with no room for complacency. 

“The inclusion of examples of innovative practice across the statutory and third sectors is positive and will hopefully encourage conversations between partners to share learning and make a difference to the lives of people with mental health problems living in Wales.

“We welcome the acknowledgement of the key contribution intervention training such as Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) make to the delivery of the strategy and importantly the difference they make to individuals and communities. This emphasises the importance of ensuring these programmes are able to continue to deliver training to individuals, organisations and communities in order to help improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems across Wales.”

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