Mental Health Support
Mental Health Support is a partnership project between New Horizons Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Resource Centre, LHB and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. Mental Health Support aims to provide accessible advice and information about mental health issues and services to people with mental health problems, their carers, health professionals and anyone else with an interest in mental illness.
The site has many features for you to use. Here you can keep in touch with friends by using the chatroom; if you feel strongly about something, add a topic to the forum and start a thread. You can sign up to our newsletter for ongoing updates about New Horizons. Or check out the latest health news. We are also on Twitter and Facebook now, so give us a look.
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Vacancies on Mental Health Support
We have 2 vacancies available - read more >>
New Horizons have some fantastic Volunteer Opportunities available. Check them out here >> www.newhorizons-mentalhealth.co.uk
Virtual Volunteers - Wanted
We need Virtual Volunteers to help us with the web site. If you want to research and write articles and stories, source images or take photographs, provide technical IT support to the web site co-ordinator, or share IT skills with other contributors, contact us.
If you have a few hours to spare each week, why not join our team? Email us for further information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
GETTING INVOLVED IN RESEARCH WORKSHOP
The MHRN’s Service User and Carer Partnership Research Development group are holding an interactive workshop.
Tuesday 14th May
10am – 3pm
University of South Wales, Caerleon Campus, Newport
Delegates attending this workshop will be mental health service users and carers with an interest in mental health research. The workshop will help delegates to identify their research priorities in terms of mental health research in Wales. The workshop also aims to demystify the term ‘research’ and agree a priority list of mental health research topics that are both relevant to service users and carers and are likely to receive research funding in the future.
If you would like to attend the workshop please contact Helen on 01443 846200 or email email@example.com
Please be aware that spaces are limited
Refreshments and a buffet lunch provided.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed
Rhondda Cynon Taf Learning Festival
Adult Learners’ Week
18-26 May 2013
- 800 fun learning events and taster sessions Wales-wide
- Over 20,000 people across Wales trying something new
- Don’t miss out!
Events are FREE! *unless otherwise stated
Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil (Cwm Taf) now have a single point of access service for all it’s ADULT (18 +) substance misuse services.
Calls will be answered by a skilled and experienced worker who will be able to provide advice and information and complete a triage assessment ensuring efficient access to the most appropriate service.
Telephone: 0300 333 0000 (free from landlines, local rate from mobiles)
Mental Health News 2013 now available
or to read an online version click here >>
INFORM - Your GP Your Story
What is ‘INFORM’?
We all recognise that people’s stories bring experiences to life and help to highlight the type of support that people have found helpful or unhelpful.
The aim of INFORM is to capture people’s stories of using primary care services (e.g. your local GP) for a mental health condition. We are also keen to involve carers. The stories that are captured will be used to develop a training pack for health professionals working in primary care.
Can I take Part? Read More>>
The Community Health Network
The Community Health Network will be running FREE Holistic Therapies. The Therapies are being delivered in Taff Bargoed, Aberfan / Merthyr Vale Cyfarthfa Ward, Dowlais /Pant, and in the Gurnos. Spaces are limited, so please book with your Community First Officer.
Holistic Therapies target specific physical, mental, and emotional problems such as anxiety, panic attacks, and stress. Why not try one of these beneficial therapies and see what it can do for you? Speak to Korene, the Community Health Well-being Officer, to discuss referrals for these therapies. For more information about the Community Health Network, Telephone 01685 383929.
Community Advice and Listening Line
Mental Health Help Line for Wales
Tel: 0800 132 737
C.A.L.L, a 24-hour, Wales-wide mental health telephone help line service, offers confidential listening and support. Here you will find emotional support, information, and literature on mental health and related matters. Anyone concerned about his or her mental health, or that of a relative or friend, can access the service.
Get your Views Heard!
Do you use mental health services in Rhondda Cynon Taf or Merthyr Tydfil?
Do you care for someone who does?
Would you like to have a real say in how mental health services are run in your area?
Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team
What is the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team?
The Team is made up of two distinct components:-
The Crisis Team undertakes assessment at Royal Glamorgan /St. Tydfil’s Hospital for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The Service is accessed via telephone and is open 24hrs a day, 365 days a year.
People who inspire us
Read how famous people who have suffered from a mental illness have inspired us - Click Here
Learn to Relax
A short article on learning to relax.
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Fire Safety At Home
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Stroke Saver web site launch
A new symptom awareness web site for stroke has been launched. Developed by the NPHS and Wales Centre for Health, the new site aims to provide the knowledge necessary for recognising the signs of a stroke and becoming a ‘stroke saver’.
Are you looking after someone who misuses drugs or alcohol?
If yes, come and join the Carers Group. Read More
Mental Health First Aid MHFA (Wales) Web Site
Front-line workers in Wales often have to deal with people who experience mental distress. But these workers sometimes lack the skills and confidence needed to offer appropriate support.
One in four of us is affected by mental health problems each year. A new, short training course is now offered to service providers across Wales, which teaches them how to deal more effectively with these challenges. This ambitious new project is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government.
Mind Cymru will provide trainers to teach Mental Health First Aid throughout Wales. Mental Health First Aid was developed in Australia and is being rolled out in Scotland, Canada, England and Northern Ireland.
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