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New Minister for Mental Health & Wellbeing on How are we doing in Wales

Every two weeks, Public Health Wales conducts interviews with hundreds of people aged 18 or over across Wales, to understand how Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures being used to prevent its spread are affecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people in Wales.

A survey released by Public Health Wales on 23 October has revealed that 27 per cent of people have been worrying a lot about their mental health and wellbeing; an increase since the last survey week when the figure was at 21 per cent.

Eluned Morgan, Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing and the Welsh Language, said: “The findings of the How Are We Doing in Wales survey shows the importance of looking after our own mental health and wellbeing, and supporting our family and friends wherever possible.

“The restrictions that are in place are there for our safety but there is an inevitable impact on mental health and wellbeing, especially as we approach the winter months when meeting up outside may be harder for some people.

“We have invested in the Silver Cloud online CBT service which can be accessed through your GP or mental health professional, or you can self-refer.

“Those with mental health issues should contact our Community Advice Listening Line (CALL) support line on 0800 132 737 or text 810666.”

The full report is available on the Public Health Wales website.

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