We are Powys Association of Voluntary Organisation’s (PAVO) Mental Health Information Service.  

  • Just ask!  Powys Mental Health Enquiry Line. We are here to try and answer your questions about mental health and wellbeing.  Here is a list of the types of information that we can provide:
    • mental health services in your area
    • events, training  and courses
    • voluntary sector opportunities and support
    • local and national mental health news
    • ... These are just examples, we will try to get you the information you need and if we don’t know then we will do our best to find out.
  • Tell us your news!  Got something that you want to tell others about?  Then get in touch.   Here are some of the ways that we can help you promote services, support and opportunities:
    • Powysmentalhealth.org.uk – our events calendar and news pages are updated regularly.  Got something you wish us to add, let us know.
    • Bi-monthly e-bulletin – latest mental health news and events by email.  It goes to over 500 people across Powys and beyond.  So if you have something you think we should promote or you would like to be on the distribution list, let us know.
  • Take a browse!  You can access information on our website anytime at powysmentalhealth.org.uk, so take a look.  If you can’t find what you are looking for or if you have any suggestions, let us know?
  • Join the debate! Please visit our blog
  • Get Involved!  Want to find out more about you can help shape services across Powys and Wales?  Talk to Jane or find out more here.
  • Not sure what you are looking for?  Not sure what you are looking for or what services and opportunities are available? Please do get in touch with us and we will try and help.
  • Getting in touch!  Call us on 01686 628300 or 01597 822191 or email us at mentalhealthpavo.org.uk.   We are available Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm.

You can read about some of the questions we are regularly asked at the Information Service here.

PAVO mental health team flyer

You can download a bilingual flyer about the work of PAVO's mental health team here.

PAVO Participation leaflet

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) support citizens, groups and organisations to become involved in shaping our services across Powys in a number of ways, from facilitating your voice to be heard to promoting opportunities for you to directly participate in strategic meetings.  You can download our leaflet in Welsh and English here.

Feedback

You can provide feedback about this website in our confidential survey here

You can provide feedback about our work or activities in PAVO's confidential survey here. 

Or you can contact us directly with your feedback, suggestions and ideas on 01686 628 300 or 01597 822191 or email mentalhealth(at)pavo.org.uk.

Thank you to our funders

 

 

Powys teaching Health BoardPowys County Council and Comic Relief fund the work of PAVO's Mental Health Team (part of Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations). Our funders do not necessarily endorse the content of this website or the Powys Mental Health blog.

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Depression Busting Course (2 days)

Monday 26 February 2018

Newtown

Stand Up! For Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Monday 26 February 2018

A network for anyone with an interest in mental health, including people who have used mental health services, carers or service providers - Welshpool

Dementia Friendly Fun Activity Sessions

Monday 26 February 2018

Brecon Leisure Centre

Adult Autism (ASD) Training

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Llanfair Caereinion

Time Management Course

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Ponthafren, Newtown

Executive Committee

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

2018 National Peer-supported Open Dialogue Conference

Wednesday 28 February 2018

London

Meal Deal (Chinese Buffet)

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Ponthafren, Newtown

My Memory – Gentle exercise with Julia Gorman

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Applied Suicide Intervention (ASIST) training (2 days)

Thursday 1 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Caring for those who Care

Friday 2 March 2018

Hosted by Hafal-Crossroads in Newtown to celebrate and show appreciation of unpaid Carers (past and present) and the people for whom they care

Ghost Walk of Newtown

Monday 5 March 2018

With Rory Evans

Yoga (every Tuesday)

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Newtown

MIND Community Wellbeing Cafe, Crickhowell

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Weekly get together for people suffering from anxiety

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Newtown

Disability Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Newtown

Dementia Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Friendship Cafe

Friday 9 March 2018

Newtown

Stand Up! For Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Tuesday 13 March 2018

A network for anyone with an interest in mental health, including people who have used mental health services, carers or service providers - Newtown

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Machynlleth

My Memories – Knighton Museum and coffee shop

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Depression Management Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Drug Use Screening Tool (DUST) Training

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Thursday 15 March 2018

Guilsfield

Everyday Mindfulness with Amanda Roberts

Monday 19 March 2018

Ponthafren, Newtown

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Llanfair Caereinion

Newtown Music Group

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Dementia Carers' Group

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Ystradgynlais

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Caersws

Consultation - Present & Future Services

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Consultation of Carers - what works well, not so well and any ideas about future services

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Awareness Training

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Tuesdays (4 weeks)

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

My Memories – Sugar Craft with Mel

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Dementia Friendly Fun Activity Sessions

Thursday 29 March 2018

Brecon Leisure Centre

MIND Community Wellbeing Cafe, Crickhowell

Tuesday 3 April 2018

Weekly get together for people suffering from anxiety

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Newtown

Building Self Worth Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Dementia Friendly Fun Activity Session

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Brecon Leisure Centre

Celf-Able Art Group

Thursday 19 April 2018

Guilsfield

Compassionate Mental Health Conference (2 days)

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Brecon, Powys

80's Disco Night

Saturday 28 April 2018

Newtown

Stress & Anxiety Management Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Mental Health Today Wales 2018

Thursday 10 May 2018

Conference in Cardiff

Public Health Network Cymru - Sustainability Showcase 2018

Thursday 10 May 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Managing Depression Course (3 weeks, Mondays)

Monday 4 June 2018

Presteigne

THRIVE Course (5 weeks, Mondays)

Monday 4 June 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Community Workers Meetings (Montgomeryshire)

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Credu (formerly Powys Carers)

Mental Health First Aid Course (2 days)

Tuesday 3 July 2018

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