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BMHS Urges Welsh Government to prioritise the reform the Code of Practice for Wales

Today, we had the privileged of speaking to the media on why the Welsh Government need to prioritise the reformation of the Code of Practice for Mental Health in Wales and also to build capacity within its Civil Service structure in dealing with Mental Health Crises and not over rely on the Third Sector.


“There is an urgent need to address the disparities on how the Mental Health Act affects people from diverse communities.


The Mental Health Act 1983, Code of Practice for Wales (the Code) was issued under section 118 of the Mental Health Act 1983 and is no longer a reflection of the society and has not kept pace with the developments in public attitudes, how we understand and treat mental health, or how we should support people with a learning disability and also ethnic minorities.


Reform of the Code of Practice for Mental Health in Wales and also to build capacity within its Civil Service structure in dealing with Mental Health Crises and not over rely on the Third Sector.

Wales has made distinctive choices for its health strategy, but “Devolution” at its core is pure politics and service users should not get caught up with services below their expectations of excellence”

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