Decision details

Welsh Liberal Democrats Debate

Decision Maker: Plenary - Fourth Assembly

Status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Purpose:

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Decision:

The item started at 16.42

NDM5840 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

1. Notes that without proper support and treatment, mental health problems can have a devastating impact on a person's quality of life, affecting their work, their home life and their relationships;

 

2. Welcomes world mental health day, Time to Change Wales, All Together Now! and other campaigns which help to raise awareness of mental health and end stigma and discrimination;

 

3. Believes that there is still much to be done to provide better care and support for people of all ages with mental health problems in Wales;

 

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

 

a) give equal priority to mental health and physical health in law to help drive a culture change in attitudes;

 

b) ensure that the proportion of funding for mental health within the overall NHS Wales budget is consistent with the disease burden, reflecting the relative size of the health challenge in relation to physical health;

 

c) introduce new waiting time standards for mental health, including for access to psychological therapies;

 

d) improve mental health training to equip teachers, health professionals and employers with the skills to identify and support those experiencing mental health problems; and

 

e) introduce a core set of mental health data, focused on outcomes for service users, to inform decision making on priorities for action and to ensure the most effective allocation of resources.


The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Publication date: 07/10/2015

Date of decision: 07/10/2015

Decided at meeting: 07/10/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly

 

 

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