Powys Mental Health Information and Participation Team

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

Left to right: Anne Woods (Participation Officer), Carla Rosenthal (Participation Officer),  Jane Cooke (Senior Officer Mental Health - Interim),  Jackie Newey (Projects Officer).

Jane Cooke - Senior Officer Mental Health (Interim)

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

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.

Angharad Griffiths - Participation Officer

I joined the team in October 2015 as a Participation Officer. After graduating from university last year with a Psychology degree I have been volunteering for the last 15 months at Carmarthen MIND. I was also appointed mental health mentor to help university students with their mental health problems at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Angharad is currently on maternity leave.

Anne Woods - Participation Officer

Anne Woods

Anne joined the team in May 2015. She is working on the Comic Relief funded participation project. You can read more here.

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.

Carla Rosenthal - Participation Officer

Carla joined the team in March 2016 to cover for Angharad's maternity leave. She was previously editor of Headspace magazine for Powys Mental Health Alliance.

Carla is based in our Llandrindod Wells office. She works 3 days a week, usually Mon - Wed. You can contact her by emailing carla.rosenthal(at)pavo.org.uk or ringing 01597 822191.

You can read more about Carla in her blog post: You don't have to be mad to work here but...

Jackie Newey - Projects Officer

Jackie Newey

I have been a Projects Officer for the team since September 2009. I support team projects, such as redevelopment of our website and management of the Powys Mental Health blog, and external projects – such as helping voluntary sector organisations in the field of mental health to grow in strength and ability. My base is the PAVO office at Plas Dolerw in Newtown, but my work takes me out into the wider Powys community to meet with mental health groups, both third sector and statutory.

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

In my spare time I am a Seed Guardian for the Heritage Seed Library. I grow old varieties of vegetables, such as peas and climbing French beans (with amazing names like Cherokee Trail of Tears), and then collect the seed which is distributed to other members of the charity (part of Garden Organic). This helps prevents these old varieties from dying out altogether. I am also a trustee of The Quilt Association based at The Minerva Arts Centre in Llanidloes.

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

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events

Appropriate Adult Training (HAFAL)

Monday 27 March 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Monthly Carers Group

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Don't Dis-Me

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Training day looking at disability issues and how the arts can be used to empower individuals and communities (Llandrindod Wells)

Job Club (Hay-on-Wye)

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Stepping Stones Project, Brecon & District Mind

Job Club (Crickhowell)

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Stepping Stones Project, Brecon & District Mind

Dementia Network Meeting

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Brecon

Anger Management Course

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Mid Powys Mind, Llandrindod Wells

Compassionate Mental Health Conference (2 days)

Thursday 30 March 2017

Cardiff

Embracing Individuality

Thursday 30 March 2017

A group for adults on the autistic spectrum or those who think they might be (Rhayader)

Anger Management Session

Thursday 30 March 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Knit & Stitch Group

Friday 31 March 2017

Dementia Friendly Newtown

A Creative Space (every Thursday)

Thursday 6 April 2017

Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

Concert featuring The Quiet Ranters

Saturday 8 April 2017

Brecon & District Mind Event

Singing Group

Monday 10 April 2017

Brecon (Dementia Matters in Powys)

Brecon Library Book Club

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Dementia Friendly Brecon

The Bird House - Celf-Able

Thursday 13 April 2017

Exhibition at Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Building Self Worth - 3 week course

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Mid Powys Mind, Llandrindod Wells

'Down the Line' Workshop (4 classes)

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

ACTivate Your Life classes - Tuesdays (4 weeks)

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

Brecon Social Club (every Wednesday)

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Dementia Friendly Brecon

THRIVE - For Staff & Volunteers - 3 week course

Monday 8 May 2017

Mid Powys Mind, LLandrindod Wells

Talk about Therapeutic Benefits of Pottery Making

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Brecon & District Mind

Mental Health Today Wales 2017

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Conference & Exhibition in Cardiff

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 11 May 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Dementia Awareness Day

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board Event in Newtown

Executive Committee

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Powys Community Health Council

TrekFest - The Beacons 2017

Saturday 3 June 2017

Walk the walk this year with Bipolar UK (2 days)

Stress & Anxiety Management - 3 week course

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Mid Powys Mind, Llandrindod Wells

Summer Fair

Saturday 10 June 2017

Brecon & District Mind Event

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Storytelling for Health Conference (2 days)

Friday 16 June 2017

Arts in Health, Wales

Asylum: Action and Reaction conference

Wednesday 28 June 2017

A conference in Manchester to celebrate 30 years of Asylum magazine

Mental Health Awareness Course

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Mid Powys Mind

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Tea-on-Top with Brecon & District Mind

Sunday 30 July 2017

Join us for a walk up the Crug

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Wednesdays (4 weeks)

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 10 August 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Executive Committee

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Powys Community Health Council

ISPS Conference in Liverpool

Wednesday 30 August 2017

International Society for Psychological & Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS)

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 9 November 2017

Powys Community Health Council

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Mondays (4 weeks)

Monday 20 November 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

Executive Committee

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 8 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Executive Committee

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Powys Community Health Council
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