Category: News

Pembrokeshire People First

Pembrokeshire People First is a charity, run by and for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism. We offer lots of things to help you live more independently. Please click here to find out more information!

Counselling Llanelli Mind

Self Care Group – Support those who self-injure. For details please contact Llanelli Mind.

Veteran who sought help for PTSD believes support exists but more is needed

The NHS describes PTSD as an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. With large organisations such as Combat Stress, SSAFA, and the Royal British Legion offering mental health support, veteran Charles Macmillan, of Llanelli, believes more work needs to be done to back smaller groups in the third sector.

Music & Memories

Increasing physical and emotional well-being through singing and sharing. The session is person centred with the structure being led by the participants. A variety of songs are available for a variety of musical tastes and voices. Lyrics are provided. Harmonies and rounds are learned by listening and repeating. People do not need any experience – everyone can join in!

Extra investment to support veterans in Wales

The Welsh Government has today announced an extra £100,000 will be invested to support veterans and serving military personal in Wales every year. The new funding will go to Veterans NHS Wales, which is the UK’s only national, dedicated service to support the emotional and mental health needs of armed forces veterans by providing dedicated veteran’s therapists in each health board.

Dyfed Powys Police Makes ‘Time to Change’ Pledge

Dyfed Powys Police has joined Hywel Dda University Health Board and others in a national campaign to tackle the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems.

Psychiatric Genetic Counselling – Bournemouth University Research

Rosa Spencer-Tansley, Postgraduate Researcher in Psychiatric Genetics at Bournemouth University, is currently conducting a study on a new service called Psychiatric Genetic Counselling.

West Wales Veterans Newsletter – Issue 1 (March 2015)

Welcome to the first edition of West Wales Veterans Newsletter. In this first addition we will be looking at some of the new organisations that have opened their doors to helping and supporting veterans within the three counties of West Wales.

New Advocacy Service for Pembrokeshire

We are Dewis Centre for Independent Living (Dewis CIL). We would like to introduce you to the new advocacy service we are now delivering in Pembrokeshire. This is added to the advocacy services we currently provide across Rhondda Cynon Taf, Newport, Wrexham, Conwy and Caerphilly.

Mental Health Measure (Wales) Review

Opinion Research Services (ORS) is still seeking service users and carers with direct experience of the services introduced under Part 3 and Part 4 of the Mental Health Measure (Wales) 2010. We aim to undertake phone or face to face qualitative interviews lasting about half an hour over the next few months (concluding by 30th April 2015).