Meetings

Mental health inequalities

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 06/10/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 2.)

2. Draft Mental Health Bill

 

Paper 2 – Draft letter

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Meeting: 06/10/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 6.1)

6.1 Letter from the Chair of the Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill

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Meeting: 28/09/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 4)

Mental health inequalities: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

4.1 Members considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 28/09/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 2)

2 Mental health inequalities: Evidence session with the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing and the Deputy Minister for Social Services

 

Lynne Neagle MS, Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Social Services

Tracey Breheny, Deputy Director of Mental Health & Vulnerable Groups – Welsh Government

Ed Wilson, Deputy Director, Public Health, Improvements & Inequalities – Welsh Government

Julie Annetts, Head of Autism Policy, Welsh Government

 

Research brief

Paper 1 – Online advisory group: meeting one

Paper 2 – Mental health inequalities: Engagement summary: Workforce

Paper 3 – Welsh Government

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, the Deputy Minister for Social Services, and Welsh Government officials.

2.2 The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing agreed to provide the Committee with an update on the Welsh Government’s position on the extension of section 25B of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 to mental health inpatient settings.

2.3 The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing agreed to provide the Committee with an update on the development and implementation of the mental health core data set.


Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Metal health inequalities

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Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Mental health inequalities

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Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales regarding their joint mental health workforce plan

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Minutes:

 

6.26  The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter to Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales regarding their joint mental health workforce plan

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6.25  The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing regarding Fifth Senedd Committee recommendations relating to suicide prevention

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6.20  The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter to the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing regarding Fifth Senedd Committee recommendations relating to mental health and wellbeing

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6.19  The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 06/07/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 6)

6 Mental health inequalities: consideration of evidence

Paper 5 – mental health inequalities inquiry: next steps

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed next steps for the inquiry.

 


Meeting: 06/07/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Mental health inequalities: evidence session with the secondary care sector

Professor Keith Lloyd, Royal College of Psychiatrists

 

Paper 3 - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Paper 4 - Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from a representative of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

3.2 Professor Lloyd agreed to write to the Committee to: share existing evidence on ethnic minority communities and the Mental Health Act; provide suggestions of actions that Welsh Government or other decision makers could take to address mental health inequalities relating to older people, people with hearing loss, people with neurodivergent conditions, and other disadvantaged groups; and views on Greater Good, an online resource established to share best practice with regard to mental health and well-being by the University of Berkley, California.


Meeting: 06/07/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 2)

2 Mental health inequalities: evidence session with the primary care sector

Dr Julie Keely, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners South West Wales Faculty and the Royal College of General Practitioners’ representative on the Royal Colleges Mental Health Expert Advisory Group

Professor Euan Hails, Royal College of Nursing Wales Board Member

Lisa Turnbull, Policy, Parliamentary and Public Affairs Manager – Royal College of Nursing Wales

 

Research brief

Paper 1 – Royal College of General Practitioners Wales
Paper 2 – Royal College Mental Health Expert Advisory Group Wales

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the primary care sector.


Meeting: 29/06/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Response from Public Health Wales regarding follow up questions after the mental health inequalities inquiry evidence session on 19 May 2022

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Minutes:

3.11 The Committee noted the response.


Meeting: 29/06/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair to Public Health Wales with follow up questions after the mental health inequalities inquiry evidence session on 19 May 2022

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3.10 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 29/06/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Response from Professor Thapar regarding follow up questions after the mental health inequalities inquiry evidence session on 8 June 2022

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3.5 The Committee noted the response.


Meeting: 29/06/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Response from Professor Kirby regarding follow up questions after the mental health inequalities inquiry evidence session on 8 June 2022

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3.4 The Committee noted the response.


Meeting: 29/06/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair to Professors Kirby and Thapar with follow up questions after the mental health inequalities inquiry evidence session on 8 June 2022

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Minutes:

3.3 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 23/06/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 1.)

1. Committee visit

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Meeting: 08/06/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 5)

Mental health inequalities: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 08/06/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Additional information from Professor Rob Poole, Centre for Mental Health and Society at Bangor University following the evidence session on 4 May

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3.2 The Committee noted the additional information.


Meeting: 08/06/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 2)

2 Mental health inequalities: evidence session with academics

Professor Amanda Kirby, Chair - ADHD Foundation

Professor Anita Thapar, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences – Cardiff University


Information pack for participants
Research brief
Paper 1 – ADHD Foundation

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Professor Amanda Kirby and Professor Anita Thapar.


Meeting: 08/06/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 1.)

1. Mental health inequalities: informal stakeholder engagement event (private)

Information pack for participants

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Meeting: 19/05/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 9)

Mental health inequalities: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 19/05/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 7)

7 Mental health inequalities: evidence session with Professor Sir Sam Everington

Professor Sir Sam Everington

 

 

Paper 5 - Professor Sir Sam Everington

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Minutes:

7.1 The Committee received evidence from Professor Sir Sam Everington.


Meeting: 19/05/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 6)

6 Mental health inequalities: evidence session with Mind Cymru and Leonard Cheshire

Sue O'Leary, Director - Mind Cymru

Ashra Khanom, Treasurer - Neath Port Talbot Black Minority Ethnic Community Association
Rhian Stangroom Teel, Public Engagement Manager – Leonard Cheshire
Nia Golding, Area Manager – Leonard Cheshire

 

Paper 3 – Mind Cymru

Paper 4 – Leonard Cheshire

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Mind Cymru and Leonard Cheshire.


Meeting: 19/05/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Mental health inequalities: evidence session with Public Health Wales

Dr Tracey Cooper, Chief Executive – Public Health Wales

Julie Bishop, Director of Health Improvement – Public Health Wales

Joanne Hopkins - Programme Director for ACEs, Criminal Justice and Violence Prevention – Public Health Wales

 

Paper 1 – Public Health Wales

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Public Health Wales.

3.2 The Committee agreed to write to Public Health Wales with follow-up questions.


Meeting: 19/05/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 2)

2 Mental health inequalities: evidence session with Professor Carolyn Wallace, Wales School for Social Prescribing Research (WSSPR)

Professor Carolyn Wallace, Director - Wales School for Social Prescribing Research (WSSPR)

 

 

Research brief

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Professor Carolyn Wallace.


Meeting: 11/05/2022 - Local Government and Housing Committee (Item 7)

7 Letter from the Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee in relation to its inquiry into mental health inequalities

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Minutes:

7.2.a. The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee in relation to its inquiry into mental health inequalities.


Meeting: 04/05/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from Chair, Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing regarding eating disorder services in Wales

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Minutes:

3.12 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 04/05/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 5)

Mental health inequalities: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 04/05/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 2)

2 Mental health inequalities: evidence session with the Centre for Mental Health and Society at Bangor University, Platfform and Psychologists for Social Change

Professor Rob Poole, Professor of Social Psychiatry - Centre for Mental Health and Society at Bangor University

Ewan Hilton, Chief Executive – Platfform

Dr Jen Daffin, Community Clinical Psychologist - Psychologists for Social Change

 


Research Brief

Paper 1 – Centre for Mental Health and Society at Bangor University

Paper 2 – Platfform

Paper 3 - Psychologists for Social Change

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Centre for Mental Health and Society at Bangor University, Platfform and Psychologists for Social Change.

2.2 The panel agreed to write to the Committee with additional examples of the role of partners and communities in developing and delivering community solutions, and promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing.

2.3 Ewan Hilton, Chief Executive – Platfform, agreed to share a copy of a report prepared by Platfform during the pandemic looking at issues relating to mental health and the workforce.


Meeting: 27/04/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Mental health inequalities

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Meeting: 25/04/2022 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 2)

2 Letter from Health and Social Care Committee regarding mental health inequalities inquiry - 5 April 2022

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Meeting: 24/03/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 8)

8 Mental health inequalities: consideration of evidence

Consultation responses


Paper 6 – Engagement findings

Paper 7 – Next steps for the inquiry

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Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed its approach to the next stage of the inquiry.


Meeting: 24/03/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 6)

6 Mental health inequalities: evidence session with the Children's Commissioner for Wales and the Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Professor Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales
Kirrin Spiby-Davidson, Policy Adviser, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Heléna Herklots, Older People's Commissioner for Wales


Paper 4 – Children’s Commissioner for Wales
Paper 5 – Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received evidence from the Children's Commissioner for Wales and the Older People's Commissioner for Wales.


Meeting: 24/03/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 5)

5 Mental health inequalities: evidence session with Centre for Mental Health and Mental Health Foundation

Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive - Centre for Mental Health
Dr Antonis Kousoulis, Director for England and Wales – Mental Health Foundation


Research brief
Paper 2 – Centre for Mental Health
Paper 3 – Mental Health Foundation

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Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from a representative of the Centre for Mental Health and the Mental Health Foundation.


Meeting: 20/01/2022 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Mental health inequalities

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Meeting: 10/01/2022 - Equality and Social Justice Committee (Item 2)

2 Correspondence from the Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee regarding inquiry into mental health inequality - 14 December 2021

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Minutes:

2.4a Members noted the correspondence.