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Welcome to the Powys Mental Health website.

Thank you for visiting and we hope that this site can provide you with the information you need. The site has a focus on local mental health information, events/training and news but it also provides links and updates nationally. We hope the site can help you find out more about the services and opportunities that are available to those of us that live and work in Powys.

Can we help you find what you are looking for?  You can contact the Powys Mental Health Information Service on 01686 628 300 or 01597 822191 or email us pamhinfo@pavo.org.uk.

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We aim to provide you with a range of information which comes from many perspectives. There are many different views about what mental illness is, its causes and what may be done to help those experiencing mental distress. This website aims to offer you the chance to explore the breadth of information and ideas surrounding mental distress.

We want to ensure that we provide you with the very best information we can, in the best way we can. We need your help to do this. Please do get in touch with your feedback and suggestions.  You can provide feedback in our confidential survey here or you can contact us directly with your feedback on 01686 628 300 or 01597 822 191, or email pamhinfo@pavo.org.uk.

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Dementia Friends Session

Saturday 20 September 2014

Brecon Dementia Friendly Group

Soteria Network AGM and Open Forum

Saturday 20 September 2014

The Soteria Network promotes the development of drug-free and minimum medication therapeutic environments for people experiencing 'psychosis' or extreme states.

Have your say on the Future of your Healthcare

Monday 22 September 2014

Join our September NHS Future Fit workshop in Newtown

Mental Health First Aid Training - (2 day course)

Monday 22 September 2014

Diverse Cymru Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - ASIST

Tuesday 23 September 2014 to Wednesday 24 September 2014

A 2 day course run by Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations in Maesteg

'Cut to the Core' - Living with Loss

Thursday 25 September 2014

Brecon and District Mind Event

Creating narratives for the Recovery Movement: the Good, the True & the Beautiful

Friday 26 September 2014

9.00-Late Friday 26th September 2014 The Athena Centre, Queen Street, Leicester LE1 1QD

Mindfulness Autumn course in Welshpool - find out more

Friday 26 September 2014

Would you like to live more mindfully? This is a short session to find out more about the Mindfulness course which runs through Autumn 2014.

Light the Lamp & Beat the Blues

Monday 29 September 2014

A chance to talk with others about coping with low mood in the winter months.

Bipolar UK Brecon Support Group

Monday 29 September 2014

7 to 9 pm

Social Creative Writing Group

Thursday 2 October 2014

Llandrindod Wells 7 to 9 pm

Measuring Up 2 conference

Thursday 2 October 2014

Bringing involvement together across Wales

Care Council for Wales

Friday 3 October 2014

Engagement Session with Participation Cymru

Mental Health First Aid Training (2 day course)

Friday 3 October 2014

Diverse Cymru Training

Annual Health & Social Care Network Event

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

World Mental Health Day: Coffee Morning - Brecon

Friday 10 October 2014

Brecon & District Mind Event

Brecon Mental Health Carers Group

Monday 13 October 2014

Do you care for someone in the Brecon area experiencing mental distress?

How to manage stress and anxiety course

Monday 13 October 2014

A 3 week course run by Mid Powys Mind in Llandrindod Wells

Alcohol Brief Intervention training

Tuesday 14 October 2014

A Powys teaching Health Board session on offering support to people drinking hazardous and harmful amounts

Art Fair with Artwork by Friends & Members

Thursday 16 October 2014

Brecon & District Mind Event

Welshpool Bipolar Support group

Friday 17 October 2014

A new group open to anyone affected by bipolar in Welshpool and surrounding areas.

Creative Minds: Recovery and Beyond conference

Friday 17 October 2014

A Hearing Voices conference in Yorkshire.

Art Fair with Artwork By Friends & Members

Friday 17 October 2014

Exhibition - Brecon & District Mind Event

Dementia Friends Session

Saturday 18 October 2014

Brecon Dementia Friendly Group

Art Fair with Artwork by Friends & Members

Saturday 18 October 2014

Exhibition - Brecon & District Mind Event

Vulnerable adults and anti-social behaviour an exploration of current practice

Monday 20 October 2014

The Centre for Mental Health and Society at Bangor University, in collaboration with two police forces (North Wales and Dyfed Powys police) and two third sector organisations (Unll...

Human Rights Tour 2014 - Shrewsbury

Wednesday 22 October 2014

British Institute of Human Rights

Youth Mental Health Awareness (1 day course)

Friday 24 October 2014

Diverse Cymru Training

Psychological Approaches to Advancing Compassionate Healthcare Delivery in Wales

Tuesday 4 November 2014

British Psychological Society and Division of Clinical Psychology Wales event in Cardiff

Bonfire & BBQ

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Ponthafren's Welshpool Outreach

Social Creative Writing Group

Thursday 6 November 2014

Llandrindod Wells 7 to 9 pm

Brecon Mental Health Carers Group

Monday 10 November 2014

Do you care for someone in the Brecon area experiencing mental distress?

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations Conference & AGM

Monday 10 November 2014

PAVO looks at future funding of the 3rd Sector in Powys.

All Wales Mindfulness Practitioner Conference

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Bringing Mindfulness Practitioners, Teachers & Trainers working across Wales together

Dementia Friends Session

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Brecon Dementia Friendly Group

Alcohol Brief Intervention training

Thursday 13 November 2014

Powys teaching Health Board session on offering support to people drinking hazardous and harmful amounts

Autumn Fair - Brecon

Saturday 15 November 2014

Brecon & District Mind Event

Dementia Friends Session

Saturday 15 November 2014

Brecon Dementia Friendly Group

Motiv8

Thursday 20 November 2014

A day of fun activities in North Wales designed to promote better physical health and emotional wellbeing.

Welshpool Bipolar Support group

Friday 21 November 2014

A new group open to anyone affected by bipolar in Welshpool and surrounding areas.

Introduction to Mental Health Awareness (half day course)

Monday 24 November 2014

Diverse Cymru Training

Ageism & Discrimination Training Course

Thursday 4 December 2014

Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Social Creative Writing Group

Thursday 4 December 2014

Llandrindod Wells 7 to 9 pm

Christmas Themed Open Day

Saturday 6 December 2014

Ponthafren's Welshpool Outreach

Brecon Mental Health Carers Group

Monday 8 December 2014

Do you care for someone in the Brecon area experiencing mental distress?

Introduction to Mental Health Awareness (half day course)

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Diverse Cymru Training

Mental Health First Aid Training (2 day course)

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Diverse Cymru Training

Welshpool Bipolar Support group

Friday 19 December 2014

This group is open to anyone affected by bipolar in Welshpool and surrounding areas.

Youth Mental Health Awareness (1 day course)

Friday 9 January 2015

Diverse Cymru Training

Mental Health First Aid Training (2 day course)

Monday 26 January 2015

Diverse Cymru Training

Positive Psychotherapy - or 'What's Happiness got to do with Therapy?'

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Brecon & District Mind Event

Youth Mental Health Awareness (1 day course)

Friday 27 February 2015

Diverse Cymru Training

Introduction to Mental Health Awareness (half day course)

Monday 16 March 2015

Diverse Cymru Training

Babette Rothschild: 2 Day Safer Trauma Therapy Professional Training

Wednesday 6 May 2015 to Thursday 7 May 2015

A 2 day training session in Llandrindod Wells with Babette Rothschild body-psychotherapist and specialist educator in the treatment of trauma