Gwenda Thomas AM, the Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services, has this week announced plans to promote a stronger voice for users and carers with an interest in social services.
Later today, Lynne Neagle AM will lead a short debate in the National Assembly for Wales, on the topic ‘The impact of welfare reform on mental health and wellbeing in Wales’.
On 20th June 2012, the Western Mail reported on Lynne Neagle AM’s National Assembly debate about the impact of welfare reform on mental health. Gofal Executive Director Ewan Hilton commented on the negative impact of the Employment Support Allowance system on many of the people we support.
At Gofal, we are delighted to have signed up to support Age Cymru’s ‘Rule Out Abuse’ campaign. You can join us in showing support for the campaign by signing the Rule Out Abuse Charter today.
Time to Change Wales, the campaign to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems in Wales, is collecting photos to create a montage of faces from Wales for their leaflets and publicity materials. The campaign is keen to use photos of real people, both with and without lived experience of mental health problems, to highlight the message that the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems affects us all and that together we can work to end it.