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Out of Work Service - 21 Feb 2023

Scheme aims to help more than 10,500 people into work

A new scheme which aims to support over 10,500 people who are in recovery from substance or alcohol misuse, or have mental ill-health, to get into education, training or work has been launched by the Welsh Government.

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Strengthening substance misuse support for young people and families

The Welsh Government is currently consulting on how substance misuse treatment services for young people and families are provided in Wales.   

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New mental health unit plan moves a step closer

Outline plans to build a new mental health unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd to improve the quality care for adults and older people have been approved by the Health Minister.

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New Bereavement Pathway launched to support those through the sudden loss of a child or young person

Improving bereavement care is a key commitment for the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle. Today sees the publication of the first in a series of dedicated bereavement pathways which will support people through a certain type of bereavement.

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Consultation launched to provide good access to social prescribing across Wales

 New standards and guidance on how socially prescribed activities, including exercise classes, gardening clubs and art groups should be delivered across Wales are being developed to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing and ease pressures on the NHS.

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Updated release Banning energy drinks for under-16s among new ideas to reduce obesity

*** please note slight update to stats around the number of people obese/overweight in Wales

Banning the sale of energy drinks for under-16s and limiting hot food takeaways near schools are among new ideas to improve the health of young people and stop the rising rates of obesity in Wales

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Deputy Minister urges eligible families to claim Healthy Start payment

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle MS, is encouraging eligible families to sign up for Healthy Start to get healthy food and vitamins for free.

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Nearly £8m in funding to extend employment support services

The Welsh Government is investing nearly £8m to continue three employment services that help people recovering from physical, mental ill-health and substance misuse into and to remain in work, Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle, has announced today.

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Suspected suicide information to be collected to prevent future tragedies

A new national monitoring system is being set up to collect  information on suspected suicides as part of a wider approach to prevent future tragedies, the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing Lynne Neagle has announced.

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£3m awarded to bereavement charities across Wales

Charities supporting people through bereavement will benefit from £3m in funding over the next three years the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle has announced today.

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National consultation asks public to help create a smoke-free Wales by 2030

The Welsh Government is calling on people across the country to join a national consultation that will shape its strategy to make Wales smoke-free by 2030.

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Over £7m in funding to extend online mental health service

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing Lynne Neagle has confirmed an additional £7.7m in funding to continue providing SilverCloud Wales - the free online mental health support tool for a further three years. The work will be overseen by Powys Teaching Health Board.