P-05-736 To Make Mental Health Services More Accessible



This petition was submitted by Laura Williams, which collected 73 signatures.


Text of the Petition

To make mental health services more accessible the Government should ensure that no-one who approaches a mental health service should be turned away without help. Anyone who goes to their GP or any other health care professional who is experiencing a mental health problem should be automatically referred to the crisis team who should act immediately. The onus should not be on the individual to contact the Crisis Team on their own. There should also always be a one to one therapy option, rather than group therapy.

Many people will know I haven't had an easy time with life or with mental illness; I suffer with depression, anxiety, PTSD and OCD. Recently, I've hit rock bottom and have screamed for help but have been let down by mental health services who I thought would help, instead they have let me down majorly.

I want my experience to help others around Wales and to get the help they need.




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 25/02/2020.


The Committee noted the actions which commit to improving access to mental health services in the Together for Mental Health Delivery Plan 2019 – 2022, as recommended in the Committee’s report on this petition. Given that the Welsh Government has accepted the Committee’s recommendations, and made a number of commitments to improve access to crisis care, the Committee agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner for her commitment to improving services. 


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 14/02/2017.


Assembly constituency and Region.

·         Cardiff West

·         South Wales Central


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 24/01/2017