Powys Mental Health Information and Participation Team

Staff working in the Powys Mental Health Information & Participation Team are employed and supported by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO).  PAVO is a Mindful Employer.

Back row, left to right:  Jackie Newey (Information Officer), Philip Moisson (Participation Officer).

Front row, left to right:  Jane Cooke (Senior Officer Mental Health), Melissa Townsend (Participation Support Worker), Anne Woods (Participation Officer).

Jane Cooke - Senior Officer Mental Health

Jane was the DIY Futures Project Manager at PAVO until May 2014 when the lottery funded project came to an end. She is now working as the PAVO Senior Officer Mental Health.

An emphasis for Jane in her work is supporting the work of the third sector at a strategic level and taking forward the work of the team to promote and support the 'beyond medical' approach to mental health difficulties. 

In her non-PAVO life Jane has a private practice as a Gestalt therapist and counsellor. Strong linking factors across the two is the growing awareness of the impact of trauma on people's mental health and the growing understanding of the benefits of connecting with nature. Jane is also a trustee of the arts charity Celf o Gwmpas.

Jane works three days a week (usually Mon - Wed) based at our Ddole Road offices in Llandrindod Wells. You can contact her by ringing 01597 822191 or emailing jane.cooke(at)pavo.org.uk

Read Jane's blog post on Power and Participation.

Anne Woods - Participation Officer

Anne Woods

Anne joined the team in May 2015. She is working on the Comic Relief funded participation project: Stand up! for emotional health and wellbeing

Anne works 3 days a week (usually Mon, Tues & Fri) and is based at our Llandrindod Wells office. You can contact Anne by ringing 01597 822191 or emailing anne.woods(at)pavo.org.uk

You can read about Anne's experience as a volunteer at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games here.

Jackie Newey - Information Officer

Jackie Newey

Jackie joined the team in September 2009. She looks after our website, blog, and social media, takes enquiries in the Information Service, and sends out ebulletin updates. Her base is the PAVO office at Plas Dolerw in Newtown, but her work takes her out into the wider Powys community to meet with mental health groups, both third sector and statutory.

Jackie is keen to encourage partnership working, including working with individuals with a lived experience of mental distress. She would also like to find out more about how diet affects our mental wellbeing, as she is a keen organic gardener (outside work!)

In her spare time Jackie is a Seed Guardian for the Heritage Seed Library and a trustee of The Quilt Association based at The Minerva Arts Centre in Llanidloes.

She works 3 days a week, usually Mon, Tues & Thurs. You can contact her by ringing 01686 628300 or emailing jackie.newey(at)pavo.org.uk

Philip Moisson - Participation Officer

Philip joined the team as a Participation Officer in March 2017 after spending two years as Facilitator of Powys Patients' Council. Philip works 4 days a week, usually Mon - Thurs.

Philip's role in Participation involves supporting the service user and carer representatives who sit on the Mental Health Partnership Board.  As part of this he regularly visits the main resource centres around Powys and is keen to get people involved in the process of evaluating and shaping services. Alongside the rep work, there can be other participation opportunities that come up throughout the year where the views of those who have received services need to be heard.

In his spare time Philip plays recreational basketball and enjoys the countryside in Powys.  

You can contact Philip by ringing 01597 822191 or emailing philip.moisson(at)pavo.org.uk

You can read Philip's blog post: Festivals & the wellbeing scene here.

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Ponthafren, Welshpool

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Thursday 7 September 2017

Llansilin, Oswestry

Building Self Worth Course

Monday 11 September 2017

Mid Powys Mind - Presteigne (3 weeks)

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Dementia Matters in Powys

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Mid Powys Mind

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Powys Community Health Council

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Celf, Llandrindod Wells (Mid Powys Mind)

Loan Shark Awareness Sessions (Shark 'n' Chips)

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Ponthafren Association, Newtown

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Mid Powys Mind

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Wednesday 20 September 2017

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Mid Powys Mind

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Thursday 28 September 2017

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Mindfulness Course

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Mid Powys Mind (Crossgates)

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Powys Community Health Council

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Ponthafren, Newtown

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Wednesday 8 November 2017

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Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 9 November 2017

Powys Community Health Council

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Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

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Powys Community Health Council

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Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

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Powys Community Health Council

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Llandrindod Wells

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Executive Committee

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