Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
£7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services in Wales
The Welsh Government will invest an extra £7.6m every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales.
- Love your library, cherish your church, partial to your pub? Consultation to protect community facilities launched
- £6.7m investment in new IT system to integrate NHS and social services in Wales
- £7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services in Wales
Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Our healthy future
Our Healthy Future sets the foundation for the Government’s ambitions for public health.
It does this by focusing on six action areas:
- Health and wellbeing throughout life
- Healthy sustainable communities
- Reduced inequities in health
- Prevention and early intervention
- Health as a shared goal
- Strengthening evidence and monitoring progress
These areas are a way to structure thinking and planning. They help government and its partners to deliver the ten priority outcomes:
- Reducing inequities in health
- Reducing the level of smoking
- Increasing physical activity
- Reducing unhealthy eating
- Stopping the growing harm from alcohol and drugs
- Reducing the number of teenage pregnancies
- Improving health in the workplace
- Increasing immunisation rates
- Improving people’s mental well-being
- Reducing the number of accidents and injuries
Some outcomes are supported by national plans:
- Fairer Health Outcomes For All - reduce Inequities in health.
- Tobacco Control Strategy for Wales - reduce the level of smoking
- Sexual Health and Wellbeing Action Plan - reduce the number of teenage pregnancies
Locally, the priority outcomes are being incorporated by Local Authorities and Health Boards in their planning.
Fairer health outcomes for all
The Welsh Government launched Fairer Health Outcomes for All (FHOFA) in March 2011.
The plan seeks to develop a health aspect to all policies across Government, to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequities.
It builds on the action areas by focusing on:
- giving children a healthy start
- health assets (factors which improve health and well-being) in communities
- improving the health of the working age population
- better evidence on interventions
- improving levels of health literacy in Wales.
Action in policy areas such as:
- education and skills
- housing and
- economic development
can make a significant contribution to reducing inequities in health.