Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Doctors and Mental Health Survey

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Guest blog from Dr Debbie Cohen OBE   The Centre for Psychosocial Research, Occupational and Physician Health at Cardiff University has launched a new survey to understand doctors’ in Wales attitudes to their own mental health.   Doctors are recognised as an ‘at risk’ group for developing mental ill health and there is a growing [...]

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An unacceptable act

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

I felt incredibly angry this morning when I saw the news about the sale of “mental patient” fancy dress costumes at Tesco and Asda. Campaigners and charities are working tirelessly to change attitudes towards mental health illness, and such thoughtless, stupid acts set us back years – and reinforce out of date attitudes – at [...]

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Don’t be afraid to talk about mental health!

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Guest blog by Gethin Jones, Time to Change Wales You may have recently seen a TV advert in which a character called Dylan returns to work following a mental health problem only to find that his colleagues take extreme and bizarre steps to avoid discussing the issue of mental illness. The advert was produced for [...]

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Good Mental Health

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

My colleagues in our public affairs department had an interesting meeting with mental health charity Gofal Cymru today, which got me thinking. They discussed Conservative AM Jonathan Morgan’s Mental Health LCO – which will help change the way in which mental health services are structured and delivered in Wales, and we, alongside Gofal and others [...]

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The postcode lottery strikes again

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, the Wales Audit Office, Estyn, and the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales have today published a worrying report on the state of Mental Health services for children and young people in Wales. This is the first time that all four bodies have come together for a service review, which highlights [...]

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Time to support some of Wales’ most vulnerable people

Monday, November 17th, 2008

It’s time to address what seem to be completely inadequate mental health facilities for young offenders in Wales. Bridgend MP Madeline Moon has highlighted the issue. The lack of provision for some of society’s most vulnerable young men is so bad, they have to travel to England to get appropriate help. One of the reasons [...]

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