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Coronavirus briefing from mental health charity Hafal

The mental health charity Hafal has published an online briefing about "protecting people with a serious mental illness".

"Across the country patients and families are telling us that their (mental health) services are being reduced at an alarming rate. Our rolling national survey which commenced a few days ago confirms this:

  • 74% of respondents said their mental health been negatively affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak
  • 65% had not been able to access support from their GP in the last two weeks
  • 47% had not been told what is happening with services in their area."

You can read more here.

Hafal is holding the Welsh Government to account. Hafalโ€™s Chair Mair Elliott wrote to the Minister for Health & Sociala Services, Vaughan Gething, with the charity's concerns earlier this month. You can read her letter here, and the Minister's response here.

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Coronavirus briefing from mental health charity Hafal

The mental health charity Hafal has published an online briefing about "protecting people with a serious mental illness".

"Across the country patients and families are telling us that their (mental health) services are being reduced at an alarming rate. Our rolling national survey which commenced a few days ago confirms this:

  • 74% of respondents said their mental health been negatively affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak
  • 65% had not been able to access support from their GP in the last two weeks
  • 47% had not been told what is happening with services in their area."

You can read more here.

Hafal is holding the Welsh Government to account. Hafalโ€™s Chair Mair Elliott wrote to the Minister for Health & Sociala Services, Vaughan Gething, with the charity's concerns earlier this month. You can read her letter here, and the Minister's response here.