Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing James Evans MS visited MIND the day before #SuicidePreventionDay
The Shadow Minister met with senior team members of MIND at their Brecon office to discuss a wide range of issues facing third sector organisations such as MIND.
James Evans MS said:
“Organisations such as MIND do fantastic work to help those suffering from poor mental health. They work closely with the NHS and other public sector organisations to be able to play a role in helping those most in need.
On the eve of #SuicidePreventionDay2021 we discussed what the Welsh Government could do to further support organisations such as MIND to ensure funding hits the frontline, and we delved into the actual causes of poor mental health, especially amongst young people who have been indirectly negatively impacted by the pandemic.
I am looking at what Governments can do to not just deal with poor mental health once it has occurred, but actually tackling the root causes, because poor mental health is having a devastating impact on our communities up and down the country”.