The Director of Public Health for Hywel Dda University Health Board commissioned this report from West Wales Action for Mental Health who appointed me to research and write it. The views expressed in this report are mine and do not necessarily reflect those of the Hywel Dda Public Health Team or West Wales Action for Mental Health. I wish to thank the people who donated their time to talk to me about their work and point me to helpful sources of information. Any errors or glaring omissions are my responsibility alone.
In researching and writing this report I am aware that I have only scratched the surface of a large and potentially rich seam of knowledge. By writing it from a personal perspective I hope that my own reflections will engage the reader more actively in the report. Hopefully others will be inspired to find out more and to have the courage to bring assets approaches to their work and relationships.
Mind Your Heart Development Worker
West Wales Action for Mental Health
01970 613907 / 07875 206777