You can access our guide to accessing help and support in Powys by visiting our webpage here.
You can find further information about the services available for children and young people experiencing mental distress in Powys on the Powys teaching Health Board site here.
Some Service Personnel have problems when they return to civilian life after serving in the Armed Forces. NHS Wales has set up a service where you can go and speak to someone who will understand what it's like to have been in the Armed Forces and who will be able to help you deal with psychological health problems. You can find out more on the Veterans NHS Wales website and the Powys Teaching Health Board Veterans Health page.
In north Powys there is an action group with experience of mental health issues called Light the Way. This group published a flyer in 2014 with details of the mental health referral process in that area, which gives information about what to expect when being referred to see someone in the Community Mental Health Team.
The flyer was written by people who have been in direct contact with mental health services, staff and volunteers from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, and Ponthafren Association. Powys County Council and Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations have supported this work.
You can download the flyer here.
ASSIST is a single point of access run by Powys County Council for all enquiries for adults services across the county. These services include support for people discharged from hospital, signposting to other services including the voluntary sector, and advice about residential care.
There is one phone number for social services enquiries about adults, older people, sensory impairment and learning/physical disability services as well as many others.
When calling ASSIST, you will be asked who you would like to speak to, or what your enquiry is about, so that you access the right support you are looking for without delay. Call: 0345 602 7050.