First-in-Wales mental health hub offers new way of helping young people in crisis

The 24/7 Crisis Hwb facility has been established in Carmarthen by Hywel Dda University Health Board, thanks to a commitment in the Co-operation Agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru.

The Children and Young People’s Sanctuary service offers bespoke mental health provision for children and young people in the right environment, when they need it most.

It will prevent long waits for distressed children in A&E and will prevent the need for acute mental health wards to admit children for short assessments.

Other centres are being developed in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area, the Swansea Bay University Health Board area and in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area. Funding investment in the projects to date is £3.18 million.

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