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Cyfrannu - sgroliwch i lawr am gyfleoedd

Mae gan nifer fawr ohonom ddiddordeb mewn iechyd meddwl am ryw reswm neu'i gilydd. I rai, mae'r diddordeb yn deillio o brofiad personol yn ystod eu bywyd. Hwyrach inni ddioddef o drallod meddwl ein hunain, neu wedi gweld rhywun yn agos atom yn dioddef. Hwyrach inni ddefnyddio gwasanaethau iechyd meddwl yn y gorffennol neu ar hyn o bryd, neu yn adnabod rhywun agos atom sy'n eu defnyddio. Mae llawer ohonom am gyfrannu a rhannu ein syniadau, sgiliau, gwybodaeth, profiad ac arbenigedd yn y gobaith y bydd pethau'n gwella.

Yma gellir dysgu am y cyfleoedd sydd ar gael ichi ddefnyddio eich profiad a mynegi eich barn. Os byddwch yn gweld cyfle sydd o ddiddordeb ichi, ond rydych yn ansicr am gyfrannu, neu os oes angen cymorth neu hyfforddiant, neu i ofyn unrhyw gwestiynau, mae croeso ichi gysylltu â ni a byddwn yn ceisio helpu. Os nad ydych yn gweld cyfle sydd o ddiddordeb ichi, ond mae gennych syniad ynghylch ffordd i gyfrannu, eto, croeso ichi gysylltu â ni.

Gellir e-bostio owen.griffkin(at)pavo.org.uk neu ffonio'r tîm ar 01597 822191.

All the latest participation opportunities below...

Cod Ymarfer Deddf Gallu Meddyliol - Galw am Dystiolaeth/ Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice - Call for Evidence

Mae tîm polisi Deddf Galluedd Meddyliol (DGM) y Weinyddiaeth Gyfiawnder wedi cyhoeddi galwad yn ddiweddar am dystiolaeth i gasglu barn a sylwadau ar y diwygiad arfaethedig o god ymarfer yr Asiantaeth. Sylwer, mae'r ddogfen atodedig yn perthyn i'r Weinyddiaeth Gyfiawnder ac yn Saesneg yn unig.

The Ministry of Justice Mental Capacity Act (MCA) policy team has recently issued a call for evidence to gather views and comments on the forthcoming revision of the MCA Code of Practice.


Do you access Non-Emergency Patient Transport?

Powys Community Health Council is the independent watchdog of NHS services within Powys. The CHC encourages and supports people to have a voice in the design and delivery of NHS services. They are often contacted by people
about the support available with transport to and from health care services. If you access non-emergency patient transport please complete their online survey here.

"Finding out who is helping who in the community" We'd like your input if you live in the Newtown area!

PAVO is working with local charities such as Credu, Age Cymru and Ponthafren to get grass roots information about how Newtown people support and help each other. We know that hundreds of people are helping their family, friends and neighbours every day, and this research wants to find out more. The information gained will be used to influence decisions made about Newtown and could make a case for more support for community groups and organisations. Links to the survey below:



Developing services that help vulnerable people and communities affected by crime and disorder in Dyfed-Powys

The Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is preparing a Needs Assessment to help develop future services and arrangements that contribute towards the Police and Crime Plan priorities:

1. Keeping our communities safe.

2. Safeguarding the vulnerable.

3. Protecting our communities from serious threats.

4. Connecting with communities.

If you have used any services funded by the PCC or been affected by crime in any way in the last two years, I very keen to hear about your experiences and needs.  

To give you confidence about the survey, this is being administered by an independent researcher, George Selvanera, with the survey completely anonymous, asking for no personal identifying information and not storing any IP addresses.  The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete and is open until 1 March 2019.

Please take part and if you have any questions contact George at dyfedpowysneedsassessment(at)gmail.com


Celf Able survey

The Powys-based arts charity Celf Able would like to know what you think about inclusive arts provision in North Powys (Montgomeryshire). Survey here.

A pledge to all young people and children in Powys

Powys County Council (PCC) & Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) have agreed to create a ‘Children’s Pledge’ specifically looking at how services provided for children and young people should work. This will help us become a more informed Children’s Rights Respecting County and ensure that decisions don’t negatively impact on the youngest members of our society. Survey here. 

Research into Disabled People, Work and Small/Medium Size Enterprise (SMEs) 20 people & 20 SMEs needed

Cara Williams, a PhD student at Lancaster University is conducting research into disabled people's experience of working for small and medium size organisations (SMEs), and the SME experience of employing disabled people in their workplace.

She is looking to recruit twenty disabled people and twenty small and medium size organisations to take part in interviews.

If you are interested, you can read Cara's blog to know more about this research here https://disabledpeopleworksmes.wordpress.com/, contact her by email c.williams10(at)lancaster.ac.uk, or find her on Twitter @Cara_J_Williams

Survey: The impact of suicide in the UK

Have you been affected by suicide? Are you a suicide survivor? The Centre for Mental Health and Safety at the University of Manchester is conducting research on the impact of suicide on people. Researchers are working with the Support after Suicide Partnership, a growing alliance of national organisations offering support to those bereaved or affected by suicide. Online survey here.

Mental Health Services in Powys survey

The volunteer individual reps who sit on the Powys Mental Health Planning and Development Partnership are looking for people who access mental health services in Powys to complete a short, anonymous survey. The results of the survey will be vital in ensuring that user voice is heard by the decision makers. The reps have all accessed mental health services in Powys, or care for someone who has, and their views are vital to improving these service. By filling in the questionnaire they will have more of an idea of other people's experiences and provide a fuller picture of issues across the county.

The survey is easy to fill in online and is totally anonymous. You can access it here.

There is also a paper version if you have issues accessing the online version. To request a paper version please contact the Powys Mental Health Team 01686 628300 or 01597 822191 or email us mentalhealth(at)pavo.org.uk. The survey is also available in Welsh.

Have your say for Welsh Ambulance Services Trust Mental Health Improvement Plan

If you have been affected by mental health and wellbeing the Welsh Ambulance Services Trust would appreciate your help to enable further development of services as part of the Mental Health Improvement Plan. If you would like to take part in a focus group please contact Isobel Jones, Patient Experience and Community Involvement Coordinator on 01792 776252 Ext. 45444 or email: isobel.jones(at)wales.nhs.uk You can also complete a survey here.

Schizophrenia research by Nottingham Trent University/University Of Liverpool

Nottingham Trent University and the University of Liverpool are undertaking a study on schizophrenia and are looking for parents of children (over 18) diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

If you are interested in participating, or want more information about the study, then please see their poster attached here for further detail.

Book of You research study

Dementia Services Development Centre Wales is seeking people with dementia, and carers of people with dementia, to take part in a research study about digital life story work. The study will explore if using a digital life storybook - a collection of words, pictures, music and text - can help improve the wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers. Find out more here.

Helpu i wneud iechyd meddwl yn fwy hygyrch yn y Gymraeg

Rydym yn gweithio i sicrhau bod mwy o'n gwybodaeth ar gael i siaradwyr Cymraeg. Hyd yn hyn rydym wedi cynhyrchu gwybodaeth Gymraeg ar.

Serch hynny, mae angen i ni wneud mwy. Os ydych yn siaradwr Cymraeg, hoffem glywed eich barn ar ba rai o'n hadnoddau ar-lein y dylem eu cyfieithu nesaf. Cymerwch funud i gwblhau ein harolwg byr.

Powys Patients' Council Seeks New Volunteers

Have you experience of being detained and/or being voluntarily or involuntarily an in-patient on a mental health ward? PAVO is looking for volunteers to help run Powys Patients' Council. The role requires a committment of visiting Felindre Ward, Bronllys Hospital, once a month and a senior management meeting, every two months, with some other ad hoc activities/meetings. Lunch and transport expenses are paid. More here




Iechyd Bro Ddyfi / Dyfi Valley Health

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