September 2015

WaMH in PC Newsletter - Autumn 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of the WaMH in PC (Wales Mental Health in Primary Care) newsletter. 

We hope this new initiative will keep you informed about what we are doing as a network as well as work going on around Wales - including key changes to policy and primary care mental health.

Please let us know what you think of the newsletter and how we can improve it by emailing your feedback, ideas and suggestions to our Project Manager Lesley Hills at

Information sheet 17 - Alcohol Use Disorder

Our latest Information Sheet is a briefing note for GPs and primary care practitioners about Alcohol Use Disorder.

This information sheet aims to:

  • To examine how big a problem alcohol plays in a community’s health
  • To outline the harm caused by alcohol use
  • To explore the presentation of problematic drinking
  • To define levels of problematic alcohol use
  • To outline the vital role a GP can play at all stages of presentation
  • To outline the role played by specialist services
  • To highlight the risk of Alcohol Use Disorder in doctors and signpost to appropriate servicesLike all our Information Sheets this latest document aims to help raise awareness about and improve mental health services across the country.

Download the information sheet here.

Each of our sheets have been developed to provide valuable information, training and support tools on primary care mental health in Wales. Their publication comes under the set objectives of our Gold Standard Project which has set the goal of providing good communication on mental health issues. We have a range of other Information Sheets which are all available to download and view on and from our Information Sheets page.

If you have any questions about Information Sheet 16 or trouble viewing or downloading it please contact our Project Manager Lesley Hills via email at or on 029 2050 4516.