Policy Forum for Wales

Mental health provision in Wales: access, quality and next steps for policy

April 2017

This seminar focused on mental health provision in Wales, including providing appropriate regulation, funding and staffing for mental health care and the quality and ease of access of mental health provision.

It was an opportunity for key policymakers and stakeholders to assess the Welsh Government’s delivery plan for the second stage of the 10-year ‘Together for Mental Health’ Strategy including the challenges for implementation and wider issues around mental health provision in Wales.

Sessions considered issues in mental healthcare in the context of wider society, including coordination between mental health services and frontline services within housing, social care, policing and primary care as well as cross-cabinet co-operation at a Welsh Government level. There was also discussion on providing appropriate mental healthcare for all communities.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Wales seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates