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.

Left to right:  Owen Griffkin (Participation Officer), Jane Cooke (former Senior Officer Mental Health), Jackie Newey (Information Officer), Anne Woods (Participation Officer), Philip Moisson (former Participation Officer).

Senior Officer Mental Health

This post is vacant.

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

Owen Griffkin - Participation Officer

Owen is a Mental Health Participation Officer. He works three days a week, usually Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Owen first came into contact with the team when he was asked to run an ice-breaker comedy workshop at an event organised in Llandrindod Wells. Owen used to be a stand-up comedian, and had run workshops with lots of different groups, but working with people in contact with mental health services had a positive impact so he devised a longer-term project in conjunction with the Wyeside Arts Centre and the youth group at Mid Powys Mind which had some really good outcomes for participants.

Owen also works on a freelance basis for the Arts Council of Wales on their Lead Creative Schools' programme, and in his spare time promotes live comedy nights in Powys.

He believes that creativity and the arts can be of great benefit to well-being, and looks forward to bringing his skills and knowledge in this area to the post.

You can contact Owen by ringing 01597 822191 or emailing owen.griffkin(at)pavo.org.uk

Owen's Havin' A Laugh workshop with the PAVO Mental Health team.

Owen on the Five Ways to Wellbeing

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events

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Llanfair Caereinion

Sculpture Workshop 3 with Geraint Edwards

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Brecon & District Mind AGM

Thursday 19 July 2018

Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Thursday 19 July 2018

Guilsfield

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Caersws

SOS (Silence of Suicide)

Friday 27 July 2018

Brecon Mind

Dementia Workshop

Monday 30 July 2018

A PAVO event in Llandrindod Wells to discuss engagement with local communities to shape future dementia services in Powys.

Youth Group Mid Powys Mind (every Thursday)

Thursday 2 August 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Dementia Friends Dyfi Valley (first Tuesday of the month)

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Memory Cafe - Machynlleth

Dementia Friend Training Session

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Ystradgynlais

Dementia Friends Dyfi Valley (first Tuesday of the month)

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Memory Cafe - Machynlleth

Life Story Dementia Training

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Brecon

Youth Group Mid Powys Mind (every Thursday)

Thursday 6 September 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Children Who Self Harm (one day course)

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Newtown

Powys Community Health Council - Full Meeting

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Here I Am: Focusing workshop with Elizabeth Halls

Saturday 15 September 2018

A Bleddfa Centre event near Knighton in East Powys

Dementia Friend Training Session

Thursday 20 September 2018

Brecon

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 11 October 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Inward Journey - Focusing workshop with Elizabeth Halls

Saturday 13 October 2018

A Bleddfa Centre event near Knighton in East Powys

Dementia Awareness Training

Thursday 18 October 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Dementia Friend Training Session

Friday 19 October 2018

Ystradgynlais

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Brecon

Challenging Behaviour and Autistic Spectrum Disorder Training

Thursday 22 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Dols (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding) Legal Guidance Training

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Domestic Abuse (Adults) Training

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Powys Community Health Council - Full Council

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Mental Health Awareness (half day training)

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Newtown

Dementia Awareness Training

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Newtown

Children Who Self Harm (one day course)

Friday 15 February 2019

Brecon

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Thursday 21 February 2019

Newtown

Life Story Dementia Training

Thursday 7 March 2019

Newtown
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