Bipolar UK has launched Making Sense with mental health charities Hafal and the Mental Health Foundation, with support from Diverse Cymru.

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The scheme aims to improve support for children and young people in Wales with a mental illness.

The initiative was launched with the goal of ensuring that young people and those who care for them understand what mental health means for young people and the role that families, professionals and mental health services can play in supporting them.

Making Sense is led by a panel of young people who have experience of mental illness or caring for somebody with a mental illness.

Making Sense will focus on the following areas:

  • The Welsh Government needs to refocus mental health services on those with the highest needs

  • Waiting times for children and young people to be assessed by CAMHS need to be reduced

  • CAMHS need to raise their game in providing services to children and young people

  • Young people should not face disadvantage when they reach 18

  • Carers should be supported

Find out more about Making Sense on the Hafal website

Find out more about Bipolar UK's Youth Project