Neil Hamilton AM backs initiative promoting mental health and wellbeing

Neil Hamilton, the UKIP AM for Mid & West Wales, is backing an initiative to help promote mental health and wellbeing in Wales.

Members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Cymru, were at the Assembly, this week and Mr Hamilton took time to show his support for the organisation’s ‘Getting my Life Back’ campaign.

Mr Hamilton said:

“The aim of the survey is to find out what people are doing to manage their own wellbeing and I was happy to take part and support...

Dyfed-Powys Police supports Mental Health Awareness Week

DYFED-Powys Police is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 which runs from the 14th to the 20th May.

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the theme for this year is ‘Stress’. Their research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.

Chief Superintendent Vicki Evans said:...

CETMA raise awareness of mental health with football training

EVERY Monday between 9th April and 30th July 2018, CETMA will be hosting football training at People's Park in Llanelli Town Centre.
The training is open to 16+ Males and is trying to help combat mental health problems in Llanelli males while getting fit at the same time.
It is hoped that CETMA’s football team will shortly play various friendlies against organisations such as the Fire Brigade...

Hafal statement on the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act

THE Independent Review of the Mental Health Act interim report has been published today, Tuesday (May 1) 2018, by the UK Government.

Responding to the interim report Alun Thomas, Chief Executive of Welsh mental health charity Hafal, said: "We welcome the interim report as the first step in recognising key problems with the Mental Health Act (MHA). It is vital that politicians listen.

"As a service user and...

Burry Port businesses receive dementia training workshop

BUSINESSES in Burry Port received a dementia training workshop today, Wednesday (Mar 21).

Taking part were businesses including; Crazy Crepes, The Red Lion Pembrey, Pembrey Pottery Shop, Cakes by Julie, Cadno Travel and Caffi Lolfa.

Professor Antony Bayer of Cardiff University was one of the main speakers at the event. Professor Bayer's  clinical and research interests focus on epidemiology, assessment and clinical management of cognitive disorders and neurodegenerative disease,...

Dementia friendly Llanelli launch

AS part of the Dementia Friendly Llanelli project, Slower Shopping Tuesdays are being launched in the town on Tuesday, 7th November at 1:30pm in the St Elli Centre.

Following advice from the Alzheimer’s Society, the project which will initially run as a six-month pilot, will encourage a slower pace of shopping in Llanelli on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30-3:20pm.

As part of the pilot, participating businesses will ensure any loudspeakers are turned down or off, ensure that at...