A number of charities across Powys are also focused on mental health, find out who and where they are.
CAMAD Pathways Project (Machynlleth)
A drop-in service for anyone living with mental health issues – from generalized depressive conditions to anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders to addictions. Running on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm. There is a small comfortable lounge area and communal kitchen where there is freedom to talk openly about the things that matter to you. Soft music plays, there’s always tea and biscuits and in the kitchen informal activities including art and music.Tel: 01654 700071
Mid and North Powys Mind
A member led mental health charity for people who experience mental health issues, those who are socially isolated or excluded, or those who may just wish to make new friends or gain new skills. Ponthafren offers a person-centered approach to recovery. Activities are provided in response to requests from the membership and can vary from taster sessions in Life Skills, such as for example Anger Management, Confidence Building & Communication Skills, to more artistic classes, art classes, pottery, craft and Drypoint Print Making.Address: Longbridge Street, Newtown, Powys SY16 2DY
Tel: 01686 621586
Ponthafren Welshpool Outreach Centre
A member led mental health charity for people who experience mental health issues, those who are socially isolated or excluded, or those who may just wish to make new friends or gain new skills. The Association offers a person-centered approach to recovery. Activities are provided in response to requests from the membership and can vary from taster sessions in Life Skills, such as for example Anger Management, Confidence Building & Communication Skills, to more artistic classes, art classes, pottery, craft and Drypoint Print Making.Address: The Armoury, Brook Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7NA
Tel: 01938 552 770
Rekindle Small Steps Project
Works with younger people aged 16 to 25 to offer early intervention for those at risk of mental health problems or those already suffering mental distress such as depression, anxiety or who are self-harming.Address: 11 – 12 Market Street, Newtown, Powys SY16 2PQ
Tel: 01686 722222
Mid & North Powys Mind
Mid & North Powys Mind is a local charity, running services in Radnorshire, North Brecknock and Montgomeryshire that offers advice and support to those who may have mental distress, their carers and their families. Runs outreach services in Builth Wells, Knighton, Rhayader,and Presteigne. Offers counselling, self-help, activities, health and well being services.Address: Mid & North Powys Mind, Crescent Chambers, South Crescent, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5DH
Tel: 01597 824 411 or 01597 824 916
Brecon and District Mind
Supports people in the community affected by mental illness and distress. We welcome anyone during ‘open door’ sessions or by appointment. We offer a wide range of healthy activities, courses and workshops designed to support and empower people experiencing mental distress to move towards recovery. Outreach services in Talgarth, Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell.Address: Brecon and District Mind, St David’s House, 48 Free Street, Brecon, Powys LD3 7BP
Tel: 01874 611529
Ystradgynlais Mind works to improve the life of people affected by mental distress – this includes the people themselves, as well as carers, family, friends and supporters – based on the ‘Wellbeing’ framework.Address: 61 – 66 Penybryn, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1JB
Tel: 01639 841 345
Powys Mental Health Information Service
The service is there help you try and find the information you need. For example:
- mental health services in your area
- events, training and courses
- voluntary sector opportunities and support
- local and national mental health news
- these are just examples, we will try to get you the information you need and if we don’t know then we will do our best to find out.
You can find out more about this service by calling us on 01597 828649 or emailing on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credu – Connecting Carers
Credu Connecting Carers (previously Powys Carers) provides services to carers of all ages throughout the County. Provides feedback to health and social services, carers’ views and suggestions of the services carers need and want to help them to continue to care for their loved ones and as individuals.Address: Credu Marlow, South Crescent, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5DL
Tel: 01597 823800
Independent advocacy for older people
Kaleidoscope Powys is a substance misuse services for adults and young people in PowysAddress: There are offices in Welshpool, Newtown, Llandrindod Wells and Brecon
Tel: 01686 207111 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm) | 0808 808 2234 (outside of these hours)
Powys Patients’ Council
Powys Patients’ Council advocates on behalf of patients on psychiatric wards. It does not take up personal advocacy. The council is an open forum for patients to discuss issues that concern them about their stay in hospital and their aftercare.Tel: 01597 822191 (Owen Griffkin)
Powys Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service
This Advocacy Service in Powys provides a free, confidential and independent advocacy service for people with mental health difficulties. It will help you to make sure that your voice is heard in whatever context is appropriate for you, offering support at informal or formal meetings, hearings, assessments, and reviews. Advocates are also trained as Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) to support people who lack the capacity to make certain decisions, according to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR)
You can download a British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) guide to Mental Health Advocacy & Human Rights here.
Cyfle Cymru Out of Work Service (OoWS)
This Peer Mentoring project is, provided by Kaleidoscope alongside Hafal and Remploy Cymru. Participation on the project is voluntary and referred clients may leave the programme at any time with no sanctions or penalties. Download project flyer.
It is an employment focused project aimed at supporting participants who experience either substance misuse or mental health issues, and who are currently either long term unemployed or economically inactive.