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Jayne Bryant MS

Responsibilities of the Minister for Mental Health and Early Years.


  • Mental health services
  • Suicide prevention
  • Dementia
  • Neurodiversity
  • Addiction services
  • Health impact of problem gambling
  • Substance misuse
  • Children’s and young people’s rights and entitlements, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Early years, childcare and play, including the Childcare offer and workforce
  • Flying Start for children 0-3
  • Families First and play policies
  • Food Standards Agency in Wales, including food safety


Born and brought up in Newport, Jayne Bryant entered politics at the age of 17.and was elected as the Assembly Member for Newport West in 2016. She was appointed Chair of the Standards of Conduct Committee in the Fifth Senedd, and also sat on the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee.

Re-elected in 2021, Jayne was nominated to Chair the Children, Young People and Education Committee in this Sixth Senedd and also sat on the Special Purpose Committee on Senedd Reform and the Local Government and Housing Committee. Jayne has also chaired Cross-Party Groups on Diabetes, Preventing Child Sexual Abuse, Arts and Health and Suicide Prevention and acted as Vice Chair for the Cross-Party Groups on Dementia and Intergenerational Solidarity.

All her working life Jayne has tried to help advocate and support people and is particularly passionate about encouraging young people to be active and interested in politics, believing politics matters and young people must be at the heart of it.

Jayne was appointed Minister for Mental Health and Early Years on 21 March 2024.

Writing to Jayne Bryant