Today, on Tuesday 21st November, we’re delighted to issue our second annual report, it couldn’t have arrived at a more critical time for mental health services in Wales. Welsh Government are currently developing a successor mental health strategy to Together for Mental Health, whilst giving consideration to amendments of regulations within the Mental Health (Wales) Measure.
The UK Government hasn’t taken forward anticipated reform to Liberty Protection Safeguards, or more recently to the Mental Health Act, however the Senedd is shortly to consider a Mental Health (Wales) Bill which will give new consideration for much-needed reform in Wales.
The next few months present an opportunity for Wales to cement its vision for mental health services in Wales for future years.
Crucially, underpinning all of this, is our workforce. We’re over a year into the Mental Health Workforce Strategy. The need to monitor the strategy and ensure that it is accounting and aligning to the everchanging policy landscape, and demands upon services, couldn’t be greater.