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WaMH in PC To Join Facebook

WaMH in PC is set to join Facebook next week as part of our ongoing aim to promote primary mental health care and improve mental health services across Wales.

Facebook has more than 30 million registered users across the UK (about half the UK population) and signing up will hopefully help us bringing people with a real interest in primary health care mental health together.

We'll be following in the footsteps of fellow mental health campaigners Hafal and Gofal who have already taken the Facebook plunge to help spread the message about the need for good mental health services across the country.

We're always looking to develop new ways of discussing mental health problems in primary care settings and hopefully Facebook will help us reach a wider audience who can help us achieve this and our other goals.

If you've got any suggestions about the kinds of information you'd like us to put up on Facebook please contact our Project Manager Lesley Hills at

Information Sheet 10 - Bipolar Disorder in Primary Care

Our latest Information Sheet outlines some of the primary mental health care needs of patients with bipolar disorder.

The aim of Information Sheet 10 - Bipolar Disorder in Primary Care is to improve primary care practitioners' awareness and knowledge of bipolar disorder.

Bipolar disorder - previously known as manic depression - is a recurrent disorder of mood characterised by episodes of depression and episodes of mania or hypomania (which is a milder form of mania).

Our Information Sheets are part of our aim to improve mental health services and have been developed to provide valuable information, training and support tools on primary care mental health in Wales.

The publication of our Information Sheets come under the set objectives or our Gold Standard Project which has set the goal of providing good communication on mental health issues at the heart of its work.

All our Information Sheets are available to download and view from our Information Sheets page.

If you have any questions about Information Sheet 10 or trouble downloading it please contact our Project Manager Lesley Hills via email at or on 029 2050 4516.

Keep In Touch with WaMH in PC Using Our RSS Feed

Click here for RSS updatesWith the launch of the new WaMH in PC website we have also introduced a new way for you to keep up-to-date with our work across the country.

As part of the website redesign we were asked to include an RSS Feed (or "Web Feed") on the site which allows us to send out automatic alerts any time our new News & Events section is updated.

All you have to do is "subscribe" to our RSS Feed using a piece of software called a RSS Reader and you can then automatically keep abreast of all the work we do in Wales.

Some of you will already know how to use RSS and how to sign up to our Feed but for those of you who are new to RSS then the following links will help you understand how it works:

  • What is RSS? - A simple explanation of RSS including a video on what it is all about
  • All About RSS - A little bit more in-depth information about RSS from a non-technical standpoint

Once you've got your RSS Reader in place all you have to do to subscribe is simply click on any red RSS logo (like the one to the right) on our site to get our RSS address and follow the instructions provided by your Reader software to sign up for our update alerts.

The best way to learn how to use RSS is to simply give it a go as all the software is free of charge and will include help sections and instructions to get you up and running.