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Good Year For WaMH in PC Online

It's been a good year for the WaMH in PC wesite with our visitor numbers more than doubling within 2012.

Over the course of the year nearly 5,000 people visited our site in order to find out more about mental health issues and services across Wales.

This was up from the 2,000 who visited in 2011 and shows how far the site has come following its redevelopment at the beginning of last year.

Our visitors viewed more than 20,000 pages on the site with our Information Sheets pages proving the most popular with around a quarter of you heading straight for this section.

The introduction of Part 1 of the Mental Health Measure across the country helped make our Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 popular with more than 10% of you heading to this section to find out more about this new legislation.

We also added 2 new sections to the site towards the end of 2012 in the form of our Dementia section and Downloadable Resource which provides mental health professionals with information about Part 1 of the Mental Health Measure.

Finally, our News & Events Blog has also proved to be a success with another 10% of visitors heading to this section on the site.

To find out more about the information available on our site please browse through its various sections and if there's something you can't find please email our Project Manager Lesley Hills at for help.

New Videos Explain Mental Health Measure For Primary Care Professionals

We've produced a short series of videos to help explain Part 1 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure and help primary care staff across Wales understand this new mental health legislation.

Part 1 makes it a legal requirement for Local Health Board and Local Authorities to work together to expand and strengthen primary care mental health services for people of all ages.

We urge you to spend a minutes of your time watching each of the following videos but you can also view them all on our existing WaMHinPC YouTube Channel.

We've also added a new section to our website - which you can access through the following link Part 1 - Downloadable Resource - to help GPs and their teams understand this first part of the Measure.

If you're a mental health professional, then we'd urge you to take a few minutes to explore this new section of our site which we have split up into the following 3 distinct sections:

  • Guidance - A series of links to supporting documents and guidance for Part 1 of the Measure
  • Legislation - A series of links to legislation and regulations behind Part 1 of the Measure
  • Videos - A series of videos explaining Part 1 of the Measure

We'll also be posting details of each section on our Facebook page over the coming week so please visit us there as well and pass on anything you find useful to your Friends and colleagues.

In the meantime, for further information on the Mental Health (Wales) Measure contact:


Barbara Bowness - The All Wales Primary Care Lead for Part 1 of the Measure at:

  • National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare, Innovation House, Bridgend Road, Llanharan CF72 9RP.
  • Telephone: 01443 233 333 / 07816 513 774. Direct line: 01443 233 364.  
  • Email:

Alternatively, contact WaMH in PC via email at or on 029 2050 4516.

Facebook Cover Picture Help Required

They say every picture tells a story and we're looking for a helping hand to come up with a new image for our new Facebook page.

We launched WaMH in PC on Facebook earlier this month and are looking for you to help come up with a suitable Cover Picture for our new Page.

The Cover Picture is a recent addition to Facebook following the site's redesign earler this year and it forms the large banner image which spans the top of most Facebook profiles you now see.

If you can think of a suitable image which will help us instantly tell our story to our Friends and visitors then please feel free to send us your suggestions.

Any pictures must be at least 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall and can take the form of straight images or graphica designs.

If you've got any ideas about what you think would best represent WaMH in PC and the work we do then please email your suggestions to our Project Manager Lesley Hills at and we'll pick out the one which we think best suits our page.