Well-Being

Mental Health Support For All

A 24-hour phone line for well-being and mental health support for people living in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire has gone live.

In June 2022, Hywel Dda University Health Board became the first health board in Wales to launch a dedicated mental health advice service, offering support for all age groups through the established 111 call line.

From November 11, 2022, the phone line will have extended hours, making support accessible day and night.

People will be able to access the service by phoning 111 and selecting option 2 where they will be put through to a mental health practitioner.

Mae llinell ffôn 24 awr ar gyfer cymorth llesiant ac iechyd meddwl i bobl sy’n byw yn Sir Gaerfyrddin, Ceredigion a Sir Benfro wedi mynd yn fyw.

Ym mis Mehefin 2022, Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda oedd y bwrdd iechyd cyntaf yng Nghymru i lansio gwasanaeth cyngor iechyd meddwl pwrpasol, gan gynnig cymorth i bob grŵp oedran drwy’r llinell alw 111 sefydledig.

O’r wythnos hon ymlaen (Tachwedd 11, 2022), bydd gan y llinell ffôn oriau estynedig, gan wneud cymorth yn hygyrch ddydd a nos.

Bydd pobl yn gallu cael mynediad at y gwasanaeth drwy ffonio 111 a dewis opsiwn 2 lle byddant yn cael eu trosglwyddo i ymarferydd iechyd meddwl.

Support is available for those who need it.  This page is dedicated to directing patients in the right direction should they find that they need extra support to improve their well-being.   Click on the appropriate pictures/buttons for more information.

Mens Shed
Men's Shed Cymru

It’s all about wellbeing. As a gender, men do not tend to form the same support networks and groups as women, and traditionally men in Wales have talked and socialised at the local pub, or during sports activities. Life presents many challenges; retirement, unemployment, physical or mental ill health – men can often find themselves with time on their hands, become socially isolated or lonely. Men’s Sheds Cymru offers a ‘health by stealth’ approach, encouraging friendships, community and service networks through the formation and support for a men’s shed. The inclusive ethos we promote offers ‘Shedders’ a sense of belonging, acceptance and fellowship experienced ‘shoulder to shoulder’ through shared activities.  Mike Timewell,  as Chairman of Llangadog, Llandeilo & Llandovery Men’s Shed has now taken over editing the Mens Sheds Cymru Newsletter for all of Wales, the latest edition can be found yma.  To visit their website, please click here.

Mind Cymru Community Wellness Leaflet

With the easing of Coronavirus restrictions in Wales from Friday 30th April Mind Caerfyrddin will be able to facilitate outdoor activities for group service users. 

From the week commencing 3rd May we will be able to facilitate indoor activities for up to 15 adults.  The first day that this would apply in Llandovery would be Friday 7th May, 2021.

Also, from next week we will become an open drop-in centre, i.e. people will no longer have to book appointments to come and see us, they will now be able to just call in between 1pm-4pm.  However, specific appointments can still be made for 1-1 sessions should anyone want one.

More details of meetings with Mind within Carmarthenshire can be found in Welsh here. If you would like to view this in English please click yma

Live Fear Free
Twilight Sanctuary
Living With Cancer

Wellbeing Walks are now being organised in your local area.  

The group walks are led by friendly, trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.

The walks are short and over easy terrain. They are open to everyone, but are especially aimed at those who are least active.  With all of the physical and mental health benefits associated with walking, now seems a great time to see when your nearest walk is taking place.  Click yma for more information.  Please note due to Covid-19 restrictions you must register online prior to the meeting.

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