National Assembly Hails success of Denbighshire Mental Health Team  

The successes of a north Denbighshire Community Mental Health Team is being celebrated in the National Assembly.

The Hafod Community Mental Health Team became the first in Wales to be accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The team, which is a joint service between the health Board and Denbighshire County Council, provide care, support and treatments for more than 550 people across north Denbighshire who are living with a mental illness.

Plaid Cymru AM for North Wales, Llyr Gruffydd, tabled a Statement of Opinion noting this achievement, and is encouraging other AMs to sign and support his statement.

Llyr Gruffydd said, “I opened up about how I have suffered from mental health problems several years ago. When I suffered I was fortunate to have the help of my local community mental health team to help me through what was a difficult time. Mental health is often misunderstood and our mental health is disregarded. The fact that the Hafod Team have been accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists is a testament to the excellent work that they do, and they must be congratulated for this achievement.”

Rhuddlan County Councillor Arwel Roberts said, “The team do tremendous work here in the north of Denbighshire. They help over 550 people across this part of the county each year. This direct assistance means less pressure on other service providers. I am happy that someone is at last recognising the hard work that they do, and I hope that other Assembly members will join Llyr Gruffydd by supporting his Statement of Opinion.”

 

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