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Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010

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5Meaning of “local primary mental health support services”

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(1)Local primary mental health support services are the following–

(a)the carrying out of primary mental health assessments in accordance with the following provisions of this Part;

(b)the provision for an individual, following a primary mental health assessment, of the local primary mental health treatment identified by the assessment as being treatment which might improve or prevent a deterioration in the individual’s mental health;

(c)the making of referrals as described in section 10, following a primary mental health assessment, concerning other services the provision of which might improve or prevent a deterioration in the assessed individual’s mental health;

(d)the provision of information, advice and other assistance to primary care providers to meet the providers' reasonable requirements for such information, advice and other assistance for the purpose of improving the services related to mental health which they provide or arrange;

(e)the provision for patients and their carers of information and advice about the services available to them, to meet their reasonable requirements for such information and advice.

(2)In subsection (1)(e)–

  • “carers” (“gofalwyr”) means members of the families of patients, and friends of patients, who are involved in their care and in the case of a patient who is a child, includes the child’s local authority foster parent (within the meaning of section 22C(12) of the Children Act 1989);

  • “patients” (“cleifion”) means individuals who have, or may have, a mental disorder;

  • “services” (“gwasanaethau”) means–

    (a)

    secondary mental health services;

    (b)

    community care services (not being secondary mental health services);

    (c)

    services provided under Part III of the Children Act 1989 (not being secondary mental health services);

    (d)

    housing or well-being services; and

    (e)

    education or training which may be beneficial to a patient’s mental health.

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