Adferiad Recovery has responded to the Senedd Health and Social Care Committee’s inquiry into mental health inequalities and is also assisting people with lived experience of mental illness to take part in focus groups to make their own contribution.
The Health and Social Care Committee is holding an inquiry into mental health inequalities following the Centre for Mental Health’s description of a ‘triple barrier’ of mental health inequality.
Adferiad Recovery has highlighted the experience of ethnic minorities in Wales, suggesting that in-depth research into the experience of Black people who have been detained under the Mental Health Act should be a priority.
Adferiad Recovery is also concerned that support for the most vulnerable patients risks becoming the “Cinderella” within mental health services where the discussion has shifted towards wider wellbeing and prevention.
You can read Adferiad Recovery’s full response here.