When you come out of hospital after a mental health crisis, you are vulnerable. Getting the right care and support to help you put your life back together is critical. It saves lives. Our research found that those who don’t get followed-up within one week are twice as likely to attempt suicide.
Last October, the Welsh Government set a target that everybody in Wales who is discharged from hospital following a mental health crisis should be followed-up within five working days.
Only one health board in Wales collects information on the number of people who receive a follow up within five working days. That’s just not good enough.
Email your local Assembly Member to ask them to put pressure on their health board to improve the support people get after leaving hospital.
Feel free to edit the email to your local Assembly Member - add in why the issue is important to you. This will make a lot more impact and will help us achieve a change.