Consultation display

Development of the Mental Health Standards of Care (Wales) Bill

Purpose of the consultation

On 2 February 2024, James Evans MS launched a consultation on his proposal for a Mental Health Standards of Care (Wales) Bill, inviting people to give their views on the policy objectives of the proposed law. The consultation is scheduled to close on 22 March 2024.


The purpose of the Mental Health Standards of Care (Wales) Bill is to replace outdated mental health legislation; improve the delivery of mental health plans for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and adult services in Wales; improve the accountability of Welsh public sector organisations; help to establish parity between the treatment of physical and mental health; and help to reduce mental health stigma in Wales.


The reforms proposed in the Bill will ensure that patients are more empowered, have more choice and influence over their treatment and receive the dignity and respect they deserve. The measures proposed within the Bill will also strengthen the patient voice.


This consultation now seeks views on the draft Bill and on the policy objectives contained within it.


Supporting documents


>>>Consultation letter (PDF 496kb)

>>>Consultation document (PDF 50kb)

>>>Response form (DocX 25kb)



Providing Written Evidence


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In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme we request that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.


We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.


How your information will be used


Information you provide may be used by the Member in charge of the Bill, Members' Support Staff and Senedd Commission staff, during the development of a Member Bill, promotion of the intended effect of the Bill, and subsequent scrutiny of the Bill.


For full details see the Senedd's Member Bill Privacy Notice before submitting information.


Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Consultation - Member Bills
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1NA

Telephone: 0300 200 6565