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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.
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.
Minister meets new staff and sees progress on new dementia project at Lampeter care home
A sensory garden, four new bedrooms and a new wellbeing area are being built at Hafan Deg Care Home in Lampeter to improve care for residents with dementia, thanks to a £460,000 Welsh Government investment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
£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.
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.