Wefan Gymraeg

Mental Health

Increases the share of NHS funding for mental health significantly over the next two parliaments. 

  • Takes a holistic approach to the social factors and root causes of poor mental health and wellbeing, ensuring that people have access to a range of support services both professional and community-led, ending the reliance on medicalisation.

  • Ensure that community-based first responders throughout our country are trained to understand trauma, mental health, and other issues, so that they can deliver high-quality support when and where they are needed.

  • Establishes a cross-government and public-service strategy which champions mental health services, including non-medical interventions, and which identifies the resources needed to address failures in the system.

  • A Mental Health minister that has the clout to ensure Government is considering consequences of its actions with every decisions. A minister able to lead and shake the entire strategy up as it is not just a NHS issue.

  • Improve access and choice in psychological therapies underpinned with greater investment and more targeted support for those who have suffered most through the pandemic due to inequalities.

  • Increase funding for tiered bereavement support specifically designed to support people who have lost loved ones to Covid-19 or have been bereaved during the pandemic restrictions.

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