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8. Plaid Cymru Debate: Mental health and learning disability services at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (12 Jun 2024)

Jayne Bryant: As I said, I'm going to see the health board next week and I'll be meeting with the vice-chair and I'll be seeing for myself and being able to speak with the health board and the vice-chair. And, as I said, this will be the first of many quarterly meetings, so I will be monitoring progress very closely at those meetings.  The original reports were completed some years ago, and some of their...

8. Plaid Cymru Debate: Mental health and learning disability services at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (12 Jun 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Diolch, Dirprwy Lywydd. I want to start by apologising to everyone who has received care from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board that falls below the high standards we set for the NHS in Wales. We take this very seriously and are continuing to work with the board and the thousands of staff in north Wales to raise standards and the quality of care. A succession of reports and reviews have...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services ( 5 Jun 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Diolch, Llyr. The health board has indicated it will take a period of time and reflection to consider the report's findings and the views of families and others, including Llais, as you mentioned, before drawing up its formal response. Just to say, the NHS Wales Executive meets with all health boards on a monthly basis to monitor performance as part of improvement, quality, performance and...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services ( 5 Jun 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Thank you for that question, Mark. As part of the special measures intervention, Welsh Government commissioned the Royal College of Psychiatrists to undertake a review to assess the extent to which recommendations from the previous mental health reviews have been completed. The report has been shared with families and was discussed at the board meeting last Thursday, actually, on 30 May. It...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services ( 5 Jun 2024)

Jayne Bryant: As part of the special measures escalation, a comprehensive programme of work has been agreed to ensure that the health board is able to make the sustained improvements required by its mental health services. The health board is very much focused on delivering this.

5. Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv): Control of tobacco and nicotine products (15 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Thank you, Gareth. As a Government, we're clear that we must consider all our options to support our ambition to be a smoke-free Wales, and this includes whether we look to develop a licensing system, or if we move ahead with the implementation of the retail register. As you know, the Tobacco and Vapes Bill is currently progressing through the UK Parliament and is expected to change the...

5. Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv): Control of tobacco and nicotine products (15 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Diolch, Deputy Llywydd. I'd like to thank Mabon ap Gwynfor, John Griffiths and Altaf Hussain for tabling this Member debate today, and for the points made about tobacco and nicotine. Members will recall the statement that the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care made just over two weeks ago, in which she set out the measures in the UK Tobacco and Vapes Bill that will apply to Wales....

5. Statement by the Minister for Mental Health and Early Years: Improving mental health in Wales (14 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Thank you very much, Laura. I really appreciate your warm words of welcome, and I look forward to working with you in an area that I know you feel very passionately about. As I said, protecting young people's mental health is a priority for us, it continues to be a priority for us. We are providing £13.6 million this year to support schools to implement that whole-school approach. This will...

5. Statement by the Minister for Mental Health and Early Years: Improving mental health in Wales (14 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Diolch yn fawr, Heledd, and thank you very much for your questions. Obviously, we're in very difficult financial times, and the severe budgetary constraints that the Welsh Government is facing are very real, and I know that that pressure then is put on other organisations, and you mentioned the importance of the third sector, as I have mentioned. You know, we've seen the stress on that...

5. Statement by the Minister for Mental Health and Early Years: Improving mental health in Wales (14 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Diolch yn fawr, James, and thank you very much, and I know this is an area, as I said, that you're very interested in and you've worked on over the last few years, in particular. I look forward to working with you on the work that you're doing on the Bill. We look forward to seeing some more detail around the proposals, and I know that you have invited me to a round-table. So, I look forward...

5. Statement by the Minister for Mental Health and Early Years: Improving mental health in Wales (14 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Thank you for that question, Vikki, and I appreciate your kind comments at the start. Diolch yn fawr. You're absolutely right: social prescribing is really important. It's woven into the fabric of what Welsh Government does in terms of empowering people and communities. It really is key. I'm very happy to visit any place that you think would be really helpful for me to learn from and to see,...

5. Statement by the Minister for Mental Health and Early Years: Improving mental health in Wales (14 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Diolch, Mabon, and thank you very much as well. I’m really looking forward to working with you in this brief, so thank you for your welcome as well. Diolch yn fawr. On your points around data and the mental health programme, we have provided £2.2 million to establish a strategic mental health programme within the NHS Wales Executive, which will drive improvements in the quality, safety and...

5. Statement by the Minister for Mental Health and Early Years: Improving mental health in Wales (14 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Diolch yn fawr, Gareth. Thank you very much for your kind words at the start, and I welcome you to your post as well. So, we've both come to this portfolio, and I'm sure that we'll work together on lots of issues that I am sure that we can get behind. I'm really looking forward to working with you on that, so welcome to this. I understand that you've got a lot to get to grips with, just like...

5. Statement by the Minister for Mental Health and Early Years: Improving mental health in Wales (14 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: We're currently consulting on our new mental health and well-being strategy, which sets out our vision for the next 10 years. Now, I want to pay tribute to the huge amount of work my predecessor, Lynne Neagle, has done in this portfolio, particularly in developing the new mental health and suicide prevention strategies and rolling out the '111 press 2' service. The new mental health strategy...

5. Statement by the Minister for Mental Health and Early Years: Improving mental health in Wales (14 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Diolch, Llywydd. I’m really pleased that my first ministerial statement is about improving mental health in Wales as we mark Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Movement: moving more for our mental health’. This week highlights the connection between the positive benefits physical activity can have on our mental health. Too often, we only talk about...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Online Mental Health Support ( 1 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Diolch. Thank you very much for that question, Rhianon, and for your really kind words of welcome—very much appreciated. As you said, cognitive behavioural therapy has been a very positive development in this area. The aim of providing access to online CBT is to prevent escalation to more specialised support. Whilst the programme is online, it is supported by a team of clinicians in Powys...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Care for People with Learning Disabilities ( 1 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Diolch. Thank you very much for that question, Altaf. Social care sits with my colleague Dawn Bowden, so, certainly, I'll happily discuss these issues with Dawn, and I'm sure she'll get in touch with you as well.

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Online Mental Health Support ( 1 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Diolch. We'll continue to provide sustained funding to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board for the provision of mental health services in response to local needs. This includes the provision of online support. We also fund online and telephone-based mental health support nationally, which is available across Wales.

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Care for People with Learning Disabilities ( 1 May 2024)

Jayne Bryant: Diolch, Hefin. I'd like to thank Hefin for raising this important issue and for highlighting his constituents' case. As Hefin has said, I am aware that he has met with campaigners from the Stolen Lives campaign. I'd also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to my predecessor, Julie Morgan, for her work in this area. I'd like to assure the Member that I and the Welsh Government share...


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