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Local Mental Health Charities

There is a thriving mental health voluntary sector in Powys. Organisations, large and small, provide places to meet, events, activities and training courses both at their bases and at outreach sessions in the wider community. Browse by area below. Or you can search for voluntary sector services on info engine.
You can also find out more about volunteering on the Volunteering in Wales website, plus links to local placements.

A number of charities across Powys are also focused on mental health, find out who and where they are.

Montgomeryshire

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
Email: jeremy@camad.org.uk

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Mid and North Powys Mind

Mid and North Powys Mind offer a 1:1 Recovery Support Service in Montgomeryshire as well as Radnorshire (see further below).

Tel: 01597 824 411 or 01597 824 916
Email: admin@mnpmind.org.uk

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Ponthafren Association

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: Longbridge Street, Newtown, Powys SY16 2DY
Tel: 01686 621586
Email: admin@ponthafren.org.uk

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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
Email: welshpooladmin@ponthafren.org.uk

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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
Email: help@rekindle.org.uk

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Radnorshire

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
Email: admin@mnpmind.org.uk

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Brecknockshire

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
Email: info@breconmind.org.uk

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Ystradgynlais Mind

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
Email: info@minditv.org.uk

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Powys wide

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 01686 628 300 or emailing on mentalhealth@pavo.org.uk.

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
Email: info@credu.cymru

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Independent advocacy for older people

Age Cymru in Powys is a Powys-wide service for people aged 60+ who need help or assistance. Age Cymru can arrange to visit you in your own home, hospital or care/residential home. It is a free and confidential service.

Tel: 01982 551918
Email: advocacy@acpowys.org.uk

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Kaleidoscope Powys

Kaleidoscope Powys is a substance misuse services for adults and young people in Powys

Address: There are offices in Welshpool, Newtown, Llandrindod Wells and Brecon
Tel: 01686 207111 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm) | 0808 808 2234 (outside of these hours)

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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)
Email: owen.griffkin@pavo.org.uk

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.

Read an article about the Powys mental health advocates.

North Powys

Lynda Evans

Address: Fan Gorau, Montgomery County Infirmary, Newtown SY16 LD2
Tel: 07736 120 924

South Powys

Kirstie Morgan

Address: Room 36, Neuadd Brycheiniog, Cambrian Way, Brecon, Powys LD3 7HR
Tel: 01874 615996 or 07967 808 145

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.

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