Mental health – Welsh Government assessment

Progress assessment

Limited progress

There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections but very limited evidence of sustained improvements in the enjoyment of human rights on this issue

The Welsh Government has developed policy measures and provided investment to improve mental health outcomes. However, there are shortfalls in mental health provision, as well as inequalities in mental health treatment and outcomes for some groups sharing protected characteristics, including children and young people, and people from certain ethnic minorities. There are also concerns about the higher likelihood of suicide among people in more deprived areas. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has exposed longer-term shortfalls between demand for mental health services and supply.   

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on mental health.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 10/12/2022