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Mental health 

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This is an agreement to improve how people, in mental health crisis and who present a risk to themselves or the public, are helped.
Suicide and self harm prevention strategy for Wales 2015-2020.
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Good mental health and well-being is essential.

We want mental health services in Wales to meet the needs of the whole population. Mental health services should place people at the heart of decision making and be delivered as efficiently as possible, by ensuring:

  • services are delivered as close to people’s homes as possible
  • people are assessed and treated in a timely manner
  • mental health and social services work together
  • emotional health and wellbeing is promoted among the wider population
  • mental health discrimination is ended.   
Our current priorities for mental health in Wales are set out in the second Delivery Plan (2016-19) for Together for Mental Health, our 10-year mental health strategy.