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Improvements in eating disorder care across Wales

The vast majority of people who need treatment for an eating disorder are seen in Wales and treated in their local communities.

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Welsh Government helping to make children veg chomp-ions.

Eat Them to Defeat them returns for its sixth year, to make veg fun, improve diets and increase children’s intake of vegetables by chomping away.


Strategy takes new, broad approach to supporting mental health

“We need to think more broadly and creatively about how we support people’s mental health and wellbeing,” Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle said as she launched the new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the Suicide and Self-Harm Strategy for consultation today (Tuesday 20 February).

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Social prescribing growing in Wales.

Social prescribing of things like exercise classes, gardening and arts groups is growing in Wales and helping to reduce the burden on GPs by connecting people with their community to better manage their health and wellbeing.

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First-in-Wales mental health hub offers new way of helping young people in crisis

The first mental health crisis hub in Wales for young people who are in need of urgent support has been praised by the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle and Plaid Cymru’s Designated Member, Siân Gwenllian.


Restriction on high fat, sugar and salt products to be introduced.

New legislation to restrict the placement and price promotion of products high in fat, sugar and salt is to be introduced in Wales.

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NHS ‘111 press 2’ a big step forward for access to urgent mental health support

A new national phone line for people who require urgent mental health support is being launched today across Wales, the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Lynne Neagle, has announced today.

Lynne Neagle (P)

New scheme to help staff at small businesses access well-being support

A new scheme to enable small and medium-sized enterprises, or ‘SMEs’, to access health and well-being support is being launched today by the Welsh Government.

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New scheme to improve GP services for veterans

A new scheme has been launched to enable GPs in Wales to register to become ‘veteran-friendly’ practices and provide specialist care for current and former military personnel.

Lynne Neagle (P)

Extra £3.3m to implement mental health workforce plan

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Well-being has announced an additional £3.3m to support the implementation of the Strategic Mental Health Workforce plan in 2023-24.

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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.