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...

Pobl ifanc yn lansio ymgyrch iechyd meddwl

DAETH dros 100 o bobl ifanc rhwng 11 a 25 oed o ysgolion, colegau a phrosiectau ieuenctid ar draws Sir Gaerfyrddin i'r Gynhadledd Ieuenctid eleni.

'Diwrnod gwael, dim bywyd gwael' oedd teitl y gynhadledd, a'i thema oedd Iechyd Meddwl Pobl Ifanc.

Cafodd y gynhadledd ei threfnu ar y cyd gan Gyngor Ieuenctid Sir Gaerfyrddin a Thîm Cyfranogiad a Hawliau Plant Cyngor Sir Caerfyrddin a'i chynnal ym Mharc y...

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...

Youth Conference launch new mental health campaign

THIS year’s annual Youth Conference is the setting to launch a new mental health campaign set up by young people in Carmarthenshire.

Garnant teenager Harriet Alsop-Bingham will launch ‘Stori Harriet’ on behalf of the Youth Council.

‘Stori Harriet’ encourages people to pledge to start a conversation.

Harriet, aged 16, has faced personal difficulties and has shown strength and...

Council enforcement ‘discriminatory’ claims Hendy resident

A Hendy man is claiming that he is being discriminated against by Carmarthenshire County Council. Wayne Erasmus who says he is autistic and has mental health issues has been battling with a condition known as 'hoarding'. Mr Erasmus claims he has been issued with a notice to clear up his garden following complaints from his neighbours but only found out about the notice from a member of the public a short time before it was due to be enforced today,...

Bluestone tackles stigma in the workplace

BLUESTONE National Park Resort has announced its commitment to tackling mental health stigma and discrimination in the workplace by signing the Time to Change Wales pledge.

The business, which is Pembrokeshire’s second largest employer, signed the pledge at the Pembrokeshire resort on World Mental Health Day, to show that the business is taking action to reduce mental health discrimination in the workplace.

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Police support for World Mental Health Day

Dyfed-Powys Police is supporting World Mental Health Day which falls on Tuesday, October 10th 2017.

The theme for 2017 is Mental Health in the Workplace and according to the mental health foundation, 67% of employees feel scared, embarrassed or unable to talk about mental health concerns with their employer.

Chief Constable Mark Collins who is the National Police Lead for Mental Health...