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8th June 2015

Adult mental health services receive funding boost

The funding for adult mental health services is to receive an £8m boost, the Welsh Assembly Government announced today.

The additional £8m a year is in addition to an earlier announcement (May 22) promising an extra £7.6m for children's and adolescents' mental health services.

The additional funding will be used to develop services to support people with dementia and to increase the availability of psychological therapies across Wales.

More than £4.5m will be invested in supporting people with dementia.

There will be extra investment in occupational therapy and activity support on older people’s mental health wards – two areas which were highlighted in the recent programme of spot checks on these wards in hospitals across Wales.

Professor Drakeford said: "The new funding for services to support people affected by dementia will underpin our Wales: a Dementia Friendly Nation initiative, which I launched in April and is in addition to the £1m of funding that I announced at the time."

Read more on this story:

BBC News: Adult mental health services' £8m boost in Wales

Welsh Government: Additional £8m a year for adult mental health services

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