Powys Patients' Council

Members of Powys Patients' Council

Front row, l - r: Lauren Edwards, Interim Felindre Ward Manager, John Lilley - Patients' Council Volunteer, Carla Rosenthal - former Participation Officer, Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations

Back row, l - r: Philip Moisson, former Patients' Council Facilitator, Rhydian Parry - Patients' Council Volunteer

Powys Patients' Council

Powys Patients' Council is a project facilitated by the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) and aims to give a voice to patients, currently in Felindre Unit, Bronllys Hospital, Powys, who are offered acute in-patient mental health services.

We hold regular, patient-only meetings which give people an opportunity to express their views on the services they receive whilst they are in hospital. These views are then passed on anonymously to ward and hospital management staff, in addition to senior Powys teaching Health Board (PtHB) staff, so that solutions can be found.

We currently hold ward visits at Bronllys Hospital in South Powys and have brokered links with the Redwood Centre (just over the border in Shrewsbury, England) and Phoenix House (men’s unit in Welshpool) in the North and Ward F, Neath/Port Talbot Hospital for Powys patients in the South.  It is the aim of the project to ensure closer links are made with Powys Patients in these additional wards pursuant to further discussions with PtHB.  The Powys Patients' Council does not deal directly with specialist or individual issues, but works by referral to advocacy services to ensure that patients receive the support they need.

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) provides direction and support to Powys Patients' Council by:

  • Overseeing the arrangement of ward visits.
  • Co-ordinating feedback to the hospital staff, senior Powys Teaching Health Board management staff and ensuring that key issues are highlighted with the emphasis on changing policies and/or processes that do not support patients' recovery.
  • Providing support and facilitation with the volunteers of the project who form the team.
  • Ensuring feedback and progress is reported back to people in Powys interested in the project and additionally to local groups within mental health participation networks.

Contact us

Would you like to hear more about the work of Powys Patients' Council?  Would like to be added to the mailing list?  Please contact Owen Griffkin – owen.griffkin(at)pavo.org.uk or 01597 822191.

Read articles and blogs about Patients' Council

Life on the ward: the patient's voice - Rhydian Parry writes about his experience as a volunteer with Patients' Council.

Smoking and snacking? Saving lives or life-saving? - Freda writes about issues raised at a Patients' Council meeting.

Bronllys Grand Opening - Wellness and Recovery Learning Centre - find out more about this resource for patients on Felindre Ward at Bronllys Hospital.

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Tuesday 21 August 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Caersws

Garden Open Day for Charity

Saturday 25 August 2018

Ponthafren, Newtown

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Tuesday 28 August 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Tai Chi (Mondays)

Monday 3 September 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Good Grief (group for people dealing with bereavement or loss)

Monday 3 September 2018

Llandrindod Wells

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

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 5 September 2018

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Anger Management Training (5th, 12th & 19th September)

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Youth Group Mid Powys Mind (every Thursday)

Thursday 6 September 2018

Llandrindod Wells

A Disorder for Everyone!

Thursday 6 September 2018

Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis: London conference

My Generation (8 weeks)

Friday 7 September 2018

Mid Powys Mind (Presteigne)

Budgeting Skills

Monday 10 September 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Children Who Self Harm (one day course)

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Newtown

Powys Community Health Council - Full Meeting

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Mums Matter new Autumn group - Rhayader

Tuesday 11 September 2018

The Autumn group for new Mums run by Mid Powys Mind.

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Machynlleth

Mums Matter new Autumn group - Knighton

Wednesday 12 September 2018

A group for new Mums run by Mid Powys Mind.

Here I Am: Focusing workshop with Elizabeth Halls

Saturday 15 September 2018

A Bleddfa Centre event near Knighton in East Powys

Good Grief (group for people dealing with bereavement or loss)

Monday 17 September 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Llanfair Caereinion

Celf-Able Art Group

Thursday 20 September 2018

Guilsfield

Dementia Friend Training Session

Thursday 20 September 2018

Brecon

Mental Health Awareness Course

Monday 24 September 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Mental Health and Policing Conference 2018 (2 days)

Monday 24 September 2018

Cardiff

Building Self Worth (3 week course)

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Caersws

Tai Chi (Mondays)

Monday 1 October 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Good Grief (group for people dealing with bereavement or loss)

Monday 1 October 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Someone's Home

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Hay Theatre Production in Llandrindod Wells

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Newtown

Adult Safeguarding Awareness Training

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Newtown

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Machynlleth

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

Good Grief (group for people dealing with bereavement or loss)

Monday 15 October 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Llanfair Caereinion

Stress & Anxiety Management Course (3 weeks)

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Knighton

Celf-Able Art Group

Thursday 18 October 2018

Guilsfield

Dementia Awareness Training

Thursday 18 October 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Dementia Friend Training Session

Friday 19 October 2018

Ystradgynlais

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Caersws

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Brecon

THRIVE Course (5 weeks)

Friday 2 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Adult Safeguarding Awareness Training

Monday 5 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Tai Chi (Mondays)

Monday 5 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Newtown

PAVO 2018 Conference and AGM

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Cefn Lea Conference Centre, Newtown

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Machynlleth

Managing Depression Course (3 weeks)

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Llanfair Caereinion

Celf-Able Art Group

Thursday 22 November 2018

Guilsfield

Challenging Behaviour and Autistic Spectrum Disorder Training

Thursday 22 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Mental Health First Aid Course (2 days)

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Dols (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding) Legal Guidance Training

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Caersws

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

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Newtown

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Machynlleth

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Llanfair Caereinion

Celf-Able Art Group

Thursday 20 December 2018

Guilsfield

Dementia Awareness Training

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Newtown

Adult Safeguarding Awareness Training

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Brecon

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

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