UNISON meets mental health minister to press the case for public service workers

Carmen Bezzina, UNISON Cymru Wales lead officer for mental health   UNISON last week met with Wales’ mental health minister, Eluned Morgan, to press the case for urgent and comprehensive mental support for any public service worker in need. The trade union says the Covid pandemic has placed unpreceded pressures on many public service workers […]

Mental health charity and union encourage Covid frontline workers to seek help

Public service workers in Wales are set to benefit from specialist mental health support provided by Mind Cymru.

UNISON comment on Powys care situation

Responding to the news that Powys council is considering legal action against BUPA after discovering it is transferring the running of care homes to a third party, Carmen Bezzina, UNISON organiser said, “This news will leave many vulnerable residents in Powys sick with worry that the level of care they receive is at risk. We know […]

‘Gaping holes’ in government mental health plan

Reacting to the UK health secretary’s announcement on mental health services today, UNISON Cymru/Wales accused the government of pursuing an unrealistic strategy. The trade union also said Jeremy Hunt MP was blind to the fact that the Conservative government’s own policies have had a detrimental effect on many people’s mental health. Carmen Bezzina, UNISON organiser […]

Prime Minister ‘missing the point’ on mental health

  Reacting to Prime Minister’s scheduled announcement on mental health today, UNISON Cymru/Wales accused the Government of lacking a comprehensive strategy to improve mental health services for the whole of society. The trade union said Theresa May was blind to the fact that the Conservative government’s own policies have had a detrimental effect on many […]