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Together for Mental Health - A Strategy for Mental Health and Wellbeing in Wales

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This report sets out progress made since October 2012 and the priorities for the next 12 months.
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A 10-year strategy for improving the lives of people using mental health services, their carers and their families.

At the heart of the Strategy is the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010, which places legal duties on Health Boards and Local Authorities to improve support for people with mental ill-health.

The main themes of Together for Mental Health are:

  • Promoting mental wellbeing and, where possible, preventing mental health problems developing.
  • Establishing a new partnership with the public, centred on:
    • Improving information on mental health
    • Increasing service user and carer involvement in decisions around their care
    • Changing attitudes to mental health by tackling stigma and discrimination.
  • Delivering a well designed, fully integrated network of care. This will be based on the recovery and enablement of service users in order to live as fulfilled and independent a life as possible.
  • Addressing the range of factors in people’s lives which can affect mental health and wellbeing through Care and Treatment Planning and joint-working across sectors.
  • Identifying how we will implement the Strategy.

The Strategy is focused around 6 high level outcomes and supported by a Delivery Plan. This sets out the actions the Welsh Government and partner organisations will undertake to make the Strategy’s vision a reality.

A new national Mental Health Partnership Board will oversee delivery of the Strategy.