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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.

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£13m boost for new plan to reduce and prevent obesity in Wales

Reducing inequalities will be at the heart of the Welsh Government’s Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales Delivery Plan for 2022-24, supported by a £13m investment.

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Mental health programme Time to Change Wales extended by three years

A campaign to help people to talk about mental health and to end discrimination has received an additional £1.4m to extend the programme by three years, Welsh Government Ministers have announced today.

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New look online support launched providing mental health support for young people

An online resource dedicated to helping young people aged between 11 and 25  to access mental health support has been relaunched to include new information and advice.