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Mind responds to report from the Bipolar Commission for Wales

Tuesday, 06 June 2023 Mind

Responding to the Commission’s report, Simon Jones, Head of Policy & Campaigns at Mind Cymru, said:

“Mind welcomes today’s report from the Bipolar Commission for Wales as it is good news for the more than 60,000 people in Wales affected by this mental health problem.

“We all have variations in our mood, but for people with bipolar disorder these changes can be very distressing and have a huge impact on someone’s life. The complexities of this mental health problem mean that getting the right support can often take time but, as the report rightly notes, an average of 12 years to get a diagnosis in Wales is totally unacceptable.

“People with mental health problems deserve timely, effective mental health support, so Mind agrees with any call for action to reduce diagnosis time and improve care.

“We urgently want to see the kind of improvements to mental healthcare outlined in this report so that people living with bipolar disorder are able to manage their mental health, receive the best possible support and live well with their mental health problem.

“For advice about and support for bipolar disorder, please visit the Mind website or call our Infoline on 0300 123 3393.”

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