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 jane.cooke(at)pavo.org.uk neu ffonio'r tîm ar 01686 628300 neu 01597 822191.
Would you like an opportunity to discuss how mental health services are provided in Powys with mental health professionals? Have your say, make your voice heard and affect change in a positive way. There will be a Participation Network Meeting held in Llandrindod Wells on 6 February 2018 as part of the Stand Up! For Mental Health and Wellbeing project. More here.
A consultation is currently under way by Public Health Wales on proposals to establish a Major Trauma Network for South and West Wales and South Powys. This would include designating University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff as a Major Trauma Centre.
Developing a Major Trauma Network for South and West Wales and South Powys aims to improve survival, improve quality of life and reduce long term illness and disability for people following major trauma injuries. These injuries may include gunshot & knife wounds, serious head injuries, industrial accidents, serious falls (e.g. with head injury), multiple injuries resulting from road traffic accidents, and mass casualty events.
North Powys already benefits from being part of a Major Trauma Network covering North West Midlands and North Wales, including the Major Trauma Centre in Stoke and Trauma Unit in Shrewsbury.
Further information, and to respond to this consultation, please visit Public Health Wales' website at www.publichealthwales.org/majortraumaconsultation
Closing date for responses: 9.00 am on Monday, 5 February 2018
Have your say on the plan which sets out long term priorities and improvements in Powys. The closing date for the online survey is 11 February 2018. More here.
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester are launching a short survey about vital interventions for psychosis to find out the important questions that people with psychosis, their families and healthcare professionals have about their treatment that they feel needs to be researched. Having this information will make the work of researchers more focused on the issues facing people affected by psychosis.
The Powys Mental Health Planning & Development Partnership - the multi-agency group which oversees development of mental health services in Powys - has drawn up a draft dignity charter working closely with individuals who use services. What do you think? We would like your feedback.
Please send any feedback to mentalhealth(at)pavo.org.uk or ringing 01597 822191 and speak to someone in the mental health team.
Paul Davies, Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire has asked if you could forward any comments you wish to make on the consultation of the Autism (Wales) Bill by 20th November, 2017. Please see link to the consultation here.
Wales Audit Office has a survey to find out which local authority services are most important to people living in rural areas of the country both now and in the future. Called "My Rural Wales" it takes just 5 minutes to complete. More here.
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales are reviewing all community adult mental health services in Wales to check whether patients are receiving the care, treatment and support that they need. They want to know about your experiences of the health and social care you receive through local authority and NHS community mental health services. They want to find out how well Community Mental Health Teams in Wales are doing to provide people living in the community with support for their mental health needs. A link to the survey can be found here
Powys’ Public Service Board (PSB) has now agreed its vision for Powys 2040, based on the evidence and analysis within Powys’ recent Wellbeing Assessment. This, together with a draft Wellbeing Plan based upon the vision and the issues identified in the Assessment, is subject to an ongoing programme of public consultation over the Autumn/Winter.
You can view the PSB’s vision and key objectives within it, and importantly, also give your views upon them, at: http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/community-development/sustainability-and-the-council/powys-well-being-plan/
Feedback received from this survey will help inform the work that is beginning upon a draft of the Wellbeing Plan for Powys based on this vision.
Some questions you might want to consider about the PSB’s vision are:
- Does it reflect the priorities, aspirations and concerns of the people and communities that your community group or organisation works with?
- Does it feel like a blue-print for ‘transformational’ change within Powys?
- Do you think the objectives and aspirations it sets out are the right ones for Powys?
- Does it reflect the key issues gathered in the wellbeing assessment strongly enough (these were: transport and access to services; jobs and economy; and older peoples accommodation) and offer a satisfactory approach to dealing with them?
- Are there important issues facing Powys in the future which you feel the vision omits or doesn’t fully address?
PAVO will be seeking the views of community groups and voluntary organisations in more detail in the coming months on the the draft Wellbeing Plan once it is published, however as a first step we would encourage everyone to look at and respond to the current survey.
Midwives and health visitors practising in Wales are invited to complete this survey about identifying and responding to women with perinatal mental health problems. Joint project of Mind Cymru, National Centre for Mental Health and NSPCC Cymru.
The Restorative Approaches Family Engagement Project is a Welsh Government funded project run by Tros Gynnal Plant. Over the last two and a half years they have delivered free training in Restorative Engagement to Third Sector organisations across Wales. The project is running until the end of September and they can deliver free 'taster' workshops to Third Sector and statutory organisations until the end of the project. If you are interested in receiving further information please email rafep(at)trosgynnalplant.org.uk
Hafan Cymru is carrying out a consultation with potential clients and professionals for the Men's Sheds Cymru Project. This project helps men who are lonely, isolated or just have time on their hands to set-up up a Men's Shed - a community space for men where they can pursue activities, get involved with local projects or just drop in and see what's happening in the local area. This new project will have a focus on men who we haven't yet reached, men in communities without a voice, highly urbanised or very rural communities - anywhere where there could be barriers to engagement, but where a social inclusion initiative would really be of benefit.
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.
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.
Diverse Cymru regularly respond to consultations from the UK and Welsh Governments, local councils, and Local Health Boards.
Recently there has been a focus on housing. This includes:
- Affordable (social) housing
- Housing options to meet the needs of an ageing population
- Housing for disabled people
- How welfare reform has affected different people
Diverse Cymru is committed to gathering the views of diverse communities in Wales and would be grateful if you could fill in the questionnaire below to help with their response -
Please email the survey to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to:
Ele Hicks, Diverse Cymru, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD
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.
Anonymous online study of self-harm, suicide and emotion.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham and the University of Glasgow are seeking adults to participate in a study aimed at understanding people’s emotional experiences and responses to difficult situations. This includes understanding thoughts and feelings people may have that are related to self-harm. There is some cross-over between the two studies we are running, but you are welcome to take part in both or just one.
The study involves completing an online questionnaire and anyone aged over 16 years is able to take part, regardless of country of residency. Participation will take around 20-25 minutes.
You can take part here
For more information please email here
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.
NHS Leadership Academy is looking for patients, carers, and service users who are willing to tell their stories about the NHS care they received. The NHS Leadership Academy delivers a wide range of training and development programmes to NHS staff, including clinicians, commissioners, managers. The Academy is supporting our future healthcare leaders to be the best that they can be. Programme participants need to hear about the real experiences of patients, service users, carers, both positive and negative. Understanding real experiences of healthcare is a very powerful way for leaders to understand how the NHS should improve.
Volunteers are asked to share their healthcare experiences with delegates from our courses. Staff will help you to tell your story and to highlight specific examples of what went well and what went wrong. The courses are set in a supportive and confidential environment and you'll take part in face to face discussions with groups of participants (including those in senior positions).
This is a great opportunity for volunteers to support the ongoing improvement of the NHS and all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. Volunteers will also receive vouchers for their time. You can register your interest online here.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are conducting an international survey on emotion processing in adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and would like to invite adults who are interested in taking part. More here.
Lancaster University research project to find out if adverse life experiences and early relationships have any impact on experiences that are related to psychosis. This might include experiences such as hearing voices, having unusual beliefs or experiencing paranoia, for example. Find out more and take part in the survey here.
The Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University is carrying out a study that looks into the day-to-day experiences of caring. You will be asked to describe how the onset of dementia in the person you care for has affected you. Participation involves completion of a postal questionnaire. For further information please contact: Gordon Jones by ringing 07976 624 757 or emailing 263556(at)swansea.ac.uk
Darren O'Connell manages Hafal's Appropriate Adult service, which supports vulnerable adults in police custody. For the past five years Hafal has delivered an Appropriate Adult Scheme to vulnerable adults across the South Wales Police authority area. The police have requested Hafal provide a service in the Dyfed Powys area, including stations in Brecon and Newtown.
Hafal is inviting applications from individuals across Mid Wales who have an interest in supporting vulnerable adults through the police custody process. Hafal uses a team of both volunteers and staff (who receive a modest payment) to deliver this service and is seeking to recruit candidates in both categories. This service is delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year through flexible cover arrangements. You can find out more here, download an application pack here, or email darren.oconnell(at)hafal.org or on ring 07971 970 714.
The University of Edinburgh and the European Union are currently conducting a project on risk and innovation in mental health services/projects (either provided by statutory bodies or private providers). Find out more and complete a 5-minute survey here. You can download a participant information sheet here.
Researchers at the University of Liverpool, including Professor Richard Bentall, are interested in finding out what happens when people who speak more than one language have the experience of hearing voices, also known as auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH). You can download further info in English and Welsh, and also Participant Self Referral forms in English and Welsh.
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
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The Welsh Government is aware that Brexit is causing some anxiety amongst many migrant communities in Wales. Officials from the Equality Team are drawing up as comprehensive a list as possible of migrant support groups / associations / clubs, so they can better reassure residents about their status,