Category: News

Eiriol News Letter – January 2016

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Please find the first of Eiriol’s quarterly newsletters attached (released on January 2016). We hope you find it of interest. Future editions will be introduce info on trustees and members of staff together with more information about the services we offer.

Tycroes teenager speaks out at UK Parliament in House of Commons

A TYCROES teenager represented Wales at the recent UK Youth Parliament debate held in the House of Commons. Alisha Gibbons, aged 14, joined 300 other youngsters aged between 11 and 18 in the debate which determined which two issues would become their priority campaigns.

AWW Link-UP Winter 2016

Joanne Riggs was appointed the new chairperson of Advocacy West Wales (AWW) at the annual meeting. Jo is a director of her own consultancy business and will take over from current acting chair Barbara Wilson in January.

WWAMH Annual Report 2014-15

The latest version of the WWAMH Annual report and Accounts (2014-2015) is now available to view!

Director of Public Health Annual Report

The report discusses the importance of our assets – the positive resource we all have which helps us live our life every day. It talks about working together to find solutions – co-production, and also building community resilience – the bridges that connect us and the power we have to influence change.

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.