First ever mental health hub for children and young people launched
A 24-hour mental health crisis hub for children has been launched in Carmarthen, south-west Wales.
Designed to help provide a supportive environment for vulnerable young people, the service is the first of its kind and hopes to prevent hospital admissions. It will also offer short assessments as to free up mental health wards.
The Hywel Dda University Board is behind the ‘Bro Myrddin Wellbeing Hwb’ which was funded via the 2021 Co-operation Agreement between the Welsh government and Plaid Cymru.
Lynne Neagle, the Welsh government’s Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing said:“This newly developed 24/7 bespoke service will provide a safe space for children and young people who are in need of crisis support for their mental health, and who would have otherwise found themselves in busy A&E or mental health wards.
“These services are part of our efforts to transform the way the NHS responds to urgent mental health issues, and this project has seamlessly linked with the recently launched ‘111 press 2’ helpline for urgent mental health support and the conveyance service provided in partnership with St John’s Ambulance.”
Amaré Health understands the importance of early intervention, and wholeheartedly supports the launch of Bro Myrddin Wellbeing Hwb. We hope to see similar initiatives rolled out in the near future.
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