On Friday 24 January 2020 Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health & Social Services, published the new Together for Mental Health Delivery Plan for 2019 – 2022, saying:
“As one of our key Prosperity for All cross government priorities, improving mental health and well-being continues to be a priority for me, as Minister for Health and Social Services, and for all my Cabinet colleagues. This challenges all of Welsh Government to consider its impact on mental health in all that is does. The profile of mental health continues to grow and we will all have been touched by the impact of poor mental health, either through family, friends, work colleagues or in our communities. Our new Together for Mental Health Delivery Plan, which we have published today, reflects this level of priority and the cross-Government working required to improve the mental health and well-being of our population in Wales.”
You can read Vaughan Gething’s full statement here.
Together for Mental Health is the Welsh Government’s 10 year cross-governmental strategy to improve mental health and well-being across all ages. Published in October 2012 following significant engagement and formal consultation with stakeholders, the strategy has been supported by a series of detailed delivery plans. This is the third and final plan. Throughout the lifetime of the strategy the Welsh Government has continued to increase its investment into mental health services, and now spends more on mental health services within Wales than any other part of the NHS.