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Launch of the Mental Health Matters website and wall


Merfyn Jones, Chairman of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board will officially launch the ‘Mental Health Matters’ Website and Wall at Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones, Amlwch on Monday, 11 March 2013.


The Mental Health Matters Programme is an early intervention and prevention strategy aimed at Year 8 pupils to raise awareness of mental health, reducing the stigma associated with the topic and empowering young people to take responsibility for their own mental health needs and developing their resilience.


Irfon Williams, Childrens’ Services Manager for the Health Board said “We identified through feedback from students and teaching staff that information relating to mental health matters needs to be easily accessible and relevant. It is this feedback that led to the development of the Mental Health Matters website and associated materials.”


Merfyn Jones added: “I’m really pleased to be launching this website and wall in Amlwch.  We were very fortunate to secure a grant from the Anglesey Children and Young People’s Partnership to develop this project.  


“We are aiming to roll out the Mental Health Matters programme to all secondary schools in North Wales and each school will have their own mental health matters wall and associated materials.”


The Mental Health Matters website: www.mental-health-matters.org.uk helps promote mental health, provides advice to children and young people experiencing mental health problems and information for their friends and families.

Prof Merfyn Jones, Chairman and Irfon Williams, Childrens’ Services Manager launch the wall at Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones, Amlwch