Local Mental Health Services
Tuesday 19 May 2020
For Mental Health Awareness Week we are promoting some of the services available in North Wales.
There are specialist services in that give specific support with mental health and wellbeing to those who are struggling. Here are some of the services and some examples of activities they are doing this week:
Caniad is a single point of access for all service users and carers across North Wales. They are organising and delivering Zoom sessions to keep everyone connected and informed during Covid19 restrictions – The Big Chat!
Topic: Hafal services, Caniad big chat zoom
Date and Time: 20th May 20, 2PM
Meeting ID: 830 2290 0473
Topic: Ican support. Caniad big chat zoom
Date and Time: 21st May 1PM
Meeting ID: 819 6696 3569
Topic: Cocaine Anonymous
Date and Time: 22nd May 1PM
Meeting ID: 842 5148 3979
Wales’ leading charity for people with serious mental illness and their carers. Covering all areas of Wales, Hafal is an organisation managed by the people we support: individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.
They have an online ‘CLIC’ community for people to connect with others who are affected by mental illness.
They also have a page for coping with the coronavirus outbreak.
They are celebrating the theme of ‘kindness’ this week by:
- Zoom sessions with Carers.
- Sending out cards with kind messages to carers and service users.
- Delivering afternoon tea’s to people’s doorsteps
- Holding online staff ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ and ‘Feel Good Friday’ sessions.
- Asking people to reflect and share with us any stories of acts of kindness they have been in receipt of, or have offered themselves.
- Get creative, send photo’s, make window art, kindness rainbows, paint stones, send kindness quotes and thoughts to make a piece of art to display.
- Share our fun ‘Kindness Challenge’ sheets and Top 10 Tips on how to maintain a routine of kindness during difficult times.
Autism Spectrum Disorder – the site offers information about ASD, contact support details and downloadable resources for individuals with ASD, their family and carers.
They are also working with emergency services in Wales to raise awareness of how best to communicate with an autistic person and how to make their experience less distressing.
If you need support with mental health and well being, there is always someone you can talk to. Contact one the services below or visit the Public Health Wales website for advice on well being.