Mental health inequalities
- This consultation has completed. It ran from Monday, 10 January 2022 to Thursday, 24 February 2022
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Response to the consultation
Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation
- MHI 01 - ADHD Foundation PDF 254 KB
- MHI 02 - An individual PDF 140 KB
- MHI 03 - An individual PDF 119 KB
- MHI 04 - An individual PDF 169 KB
- MHI 05 -Tanya Harrison PDF 221 KB
- MHI 06 - Andrew Creak PDF 253 KB
- MHI 07 - Mr Haydn Morgan & Miss Tesni Morgan PDF 214 KB
- MHI 08 - Parents Voices in Wales CIC PDF 171 KB
- MHI 09 - Guide Dogs Cymru PDF 208 KB
- MHI 10 - An individual PDF 181 KB
- MHI 11 - Specsavers Group PDF 227 KB
- MHI 12 - Future Generations Commissioner for Wales PDF 374 KB
- MHI 13 - National Lottery Heritage Fund PDF 322 KB
- MHI 14 - Rebecca Hoare PDF 87 KB
- MHI 15 - Royal College of Physicians PDF 260 KB
- MHI 16 - Womens Equality Network Wales PDF 331 KB
- MHI 17 - Life Warriors PDF 711 KB
- MHI 18 - All Wales Deaf Mental Health and Well-Being Group PDF 393 KB
- MHI 19 - Endometriosis UK PDF 403 KB
- MHI 20 - An individual PDF 89 KB
- MHI 21 - Wales Safer Communities Network PDF 136 KB
- MHI 22 - Grŵp Iechyd a Lles Cymdeithas yr Iaith (Cymraeg yn unig) PDF 238 KB
- MHI 23 - Marie Curie PDF 293 KB
- MHI 24 - An Individual PDF 130 KB
- MHI 25 - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy PDF 219 KB
- MHI 26 - Penny Kennedy PDF 130 KB
- MHI 27 - Back the Bill Coalition PDF 342 KB
- MHI 28 - 4 Welsh Police Forces PDF 495 KB
- MHI 29 - Children's Commissioner for Wales PDF 763 KB
- MHI 30 - Grwp Cynefin PDF 396 KB
- MHI 31 - NSPCC Cymru PDF 5 MB
- MHI 32 - Mencap Cymru PDF 144 KB
- MHI 33 - Council of Deans of Health PDF 164 KB
- MHI 34 - Samaritans Cymru PDF 436 KB
- MHI 35 - Barnardo's Cymru PDF 260 KB
- MHI 36 - Psychologists for Social Change - South Wales PDF 667 KB
- MHI 37 - Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales PDF 433 KB
- MHI 38 - Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health PDF 304 KB
- MHI 39 - Care & Repair Cymru PDF 240 KB
- MHI 40 - All Wales People First PDF 116 KB
- MHI 41 - Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys PDF 133 KB
- MHI 42 - Stroke Association PDF 373 KB
- MHI 43 - Centre for Mental Health & Society PDF 224 KB
- MHI 44 - NDCS Cymru PDF 302 KB
- MHI 45 - Action on Postpartum Psychosis PDF 180 KB
- MHI 46 - British Geriatrics Society PDF 899 KB
- MHI 47 - Mind Cymru PDF 645 KB
- MHI 48 - Healthcare Inspectorate Wales PDF 399 KB
- MHI 49 - MS Society Cymru PDF 231 KB
- MHI 50 - Sport Wales PDF 385 KB
- MHI 51 - Gypsies Travellers Wales PDF 164 KB
- MHI 52 - Learning Disability Wales PDF 231 KB
- MHI 53 - Muscular Dystrophy UK PDF 329 KB
- MHI 54 - Royal College of Psychiatrists PDF 217 KB
- MHI 55 - Welsh Local Government Association PDF 459 KB
- MHI 56 - Llamau PDF 624 KB
- MHI 57 - An Individual PDF 105 KB
- MHI 58 - RNIB Cymru PDF 162 KB
- MHI 59 - Royal College Mental Health Expert Advisory Group PDF 220 KB
- MHI 60 - The Wallich PDF 658 KB
- MHI 61 - Diverse Cymru PDF 261 KB
- MHI 62 - Adferiad Recovery PDF 227 KB
- MHI 63 - Colegau Cymru PDF 360 KB
- MHI 64 - Genetic Alliance UK PDF 167 KB
- MHI 65 - Royal Pharmaceutical Society PDF 235 KB
- MHI 66 - Welsh NHS Confederation PDF 273 KB
- MHI 67 - National Education Union Cymru PDF 201 KB
- MHI 68 - ACT Training PDF 215 KB
- MHI 69 - NYAS Cymru PDF 347 KB
- MHI 70 - NAS Cymru PDF 253 KB
- MHI 71 - Carers Wales PDF 314 KB
- MHI 72 - Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board PDF 633 KB
- MHI 73 - Welsh NHS Confederation’s Health and Wellbeing Alliance Mental Health Sub-Group PDF 459 KB
- MHI 74 - Aneurin Bevan CHC PDF 274 KB
- MHI 75 - DPJ Foundation PDF 118 KB
- MHI 76 - Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee PDF 167 KB
- MHI 77 - Professor Ann John PDF 260 KB
- MHI 78 - Older Peoples Commissioner for Wales PDF 588 KB
- MHI 79 - Platfform PDF 209 KB
- MHI 80 - Centre for Mental Health PDF 206 KB
- MHI 81 - An individual PDF 153 KB
- MHI 82 - Public Health Wales PDF 884 KB
- MHI 83 - Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists PDF 341 KB
- MHI 84 - Higher Education Funding Council for Wales PDF 450 KB
- MHI 85 - Age Cymru PDF 315 KB
- MHI 86 - Universities Wales PDF 160 KB
- MHI 87 - Leonard Cheshire PDF 289 KB
- MHI 88 - Both Parents Matter Cymru PDF 103 KB
- MHI 89 - Cymorth Cymru PDF 300 KB
- MHI 90 - Mental Health Foundation PDF 394 KB
- MHI 91 - Samantha Yarwood PDF 133 KB
- MHI 92 - Rhian Phillips PDF 114 KB
- MHI 93 - Views of young people collated by Rhun ap Iorweth MS PDF 7 MB
- MHI 94 - Diabetes UK Cymru PDF 272 KB
- MHI 95 - Royal College of Nursing Wales PDF 413 KB
- MHI 96 - Royal College of General Practitioners PDF 248 KB
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- MHI 97 - Together for Children and Young People (T4CYP) PDF 541 KB
Purpose of the consultation
Purpose of the consultation
The Health and Social Care Committee is holding an inquiry into mental health inequalities.
The Centre for Mental Health describes a ‘triple barrier’ of mental health inequality, which affects large numbers of people from different sections of the population:
>>>Some groups of people are disproportionately at risk of poor mental health. This is often linked to wider inequalities in society.
>>>Groups with particularly high levels of poor mental health can have the most difficulty accessing services.
>>>When people do get support, their experiences and outcomes are often poorer.
These inequalities existed before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the pandemic has made them worse.
The Committee is looking in particular for views about:
>>>Which groups of people are disproportionately affected by poor mental health in Wales? What factors contribute to worse mental health within these groups?
>>>For the groups identified, what are the barriers to accessing mental health services? How effectively can existing services meet their needs, and how could their experience of using mental health services be improved?
>>>To what extent does Welsh Government policy recognise and address the mental health needs of these groups? Where are the policy gaps?
>>>What further action is needed, by whom/where, to improve mental health and outcomes for the groups of people identified and reduce mental health inequalities in Wales?
We want to make sure that our work is informed by experiences, needs, and views that reflect the diversity of the people and communities affected by these issues.
We encourage anyone with expertise or experience of these issues to share your views, with the full knowledge that your views will be welcomed and valued.
The closing date for submissions is Thursday 24 February 2022.
Along with your submission, you should provide the following information:
>>>Your name and contact details as the person, or organisation, submitting the evidence.
>>>Whether your evidence is submitted as an individual, or on behalf of an organisation.
>>>If you are submitting evidence as an individual, confirmation that you are over 18 years old.
>>>If you are under 13 years old, your parent or guardian’s agreement that you can participate (this can be provided via email).
>>>Confirmation of whether you would prefer that your name is not published alongside your evidence (names of individuals under 18 years old will not be published).
>>>Confirmation of whether you would like the committee to treat any or all of your written evidence as confidential, with reasons for the request.
>>>If you have referred to a third party in your evidence, such as a parent, spouse or relative, confirmation that they have agreed that you can share information that may be used to identify them and that they understand that it will be published.
How to share your views
To share your views electronically, please send to SeneddHealth@senedd.wales, or by post to Health and Social Care Committee, Welsh Parliament, Cardiff, CF99 1SN.
Providing Written Evidence
The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.
In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.
We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.
Disclosure of information
Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.
Help and support
If you need help and support, the C.A.L.L mental health helpline for Wales provides mental health and emotional support, and signposting to local services:
Freephone 24 hours a day on 0800 132 737, or text HELP to 81066.
If you’re struggling to cope, need to talk to someone or feeling suicidal, you can contact Samaritans.
Freephone 24 hours a day from any phone on 116 123.
Welsh Language Line: 0808 164 0123 (7pm-11pm, 7 days a week)
Website: Samaritans Cymru
You can also find information about other mental health resources and sources of support in the Senedd Research mental health support factsheet
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Health and Social Care Committee
Telephone: 0300 200 6565