Some Health and Wellbeing Services in the Vale of Glamorgan (Mental Health Forum, Vale ) Health and Wellbeing Services, Mental Health Forum, Vale of Glamorgan Older People Older People Alzheimers Alzheimers Society Society GVS Befriending GVS Befriending Service Service Housing Support Housing Support Platfform Platfform Signpost Signpost Financial Advice Financial Advice Riverside Advice Riverside Advice Mental Health Mental Health Plus Plus Diverse Cymru Diverse Cymru Mind in the Vale Mind in the Vale The Cube The Cube Alzhiemers’ Society Alzhiemers’ Society Carers Carers CTSEW CTSEW Index of Agencies     Alzheimers Society Carers Trust South East Wales, Counselling Service CUBE – Community United Barry 4 Everyone Diverse Cymru BME Mental Health Recovery Project 2 3 5 7 8 Health and Wellbeing Services, Mental Health Forum, Vale of Glamorgan     Glamorgan Voluntary Services ( GVS) Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan Platfform for Change Riverside Advice 11 12 14 16  Service Summary 17 Please note this is not an inclusive list - for other services please See Directory of Mental Health Services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan on www.cavamh.org.uk (Updating now) Tel: 029 20222000 or visit DEWIS- www.dewis.wales This leaflet has been produced by Cardiff and Vale Mental Health Forum Vale Members Group Contact c/o cavamh: 029 2022 2000 [email protected] Alzheimer’s Society (Cardiff and Vale) Registered Charity: No. 296645 Summary of aims & objectives: Alzheimer's Society is the UK 's leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. Alzheimer’s Society champions the rights of people living with dementia and the millions of people who care for them. 3 Health and Wellbeing Services, Mental Health Forum, Vale of Glamorgan Alzheimer's Society supports people to live well with dementia today and funds research to find a cure for tomorrow. Services:   National Dementia Connect helpline open 7 days a week 0330 150 3456 open 7 days a week or if you speak Welsh, call our Welsh-speaking support line on 03300 947 400. Please see: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/dementia-connectsupport-line Community Dementia support service offering practical and emotional support – telephone and face to face (please see video to highlight support provided: https://youtu.be/X2u6ulp0-3M  Support to access local services and statutory agencies  Companion call service  Dementia support for young people with dementia and community support service  Information sessions for Carers  Carers support groups  Dementia Cafes  Various activity groups, eg. singing for the brain  Wide range of information and fact sheets on dementia, caring and related topics  Annual newsletter  Training in dementia care Access Open referral system through telephone or online. This includes self-referrals, through other agencies or privately. Contacts: Sian Biddyr, Dementia Connect Local Services Manager Alzheimer’s Society (Cardiff and Vale) First floor, S4C Office, Parc Ty Glas, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5DU 4 Health and Wellbeing Services, Mental Health Forum, Vale of Glamorgan Email: [email protected] Carers Trust South East Wales Charity Area Cardiff & Vale (Counselling service covers The Vale, increasing to Cardiff currently) 5 Health and Wellbeing Services, Mental Health Forum, Vale of Glamorgan Aims & Objectives Counselling Service: To offer counselling to unpaid carers across the Vale of Glamorgan, who care for a family member or friend who has dementia or dealing with mental health issues. We offer 10 free counselling sessions We then have a 3 month re-referral process once sessions have been completed. Currently run a carer’s peer group fortnightly. Service Counselling service details as mentioned above: Post covid: Possibility of being able to offer safely face to face counselling. Possible emergence of a second carer group (evening). When safe to meet inside. Currently taking on two student counsellors which will lead to hopeful expansion into Cardiff. Access Referrals can be made into the Cardiff and Vale Gateway team. 02921 921024 Anyone can make a referral into the counselling service. Contact Cardiff and Vale Gateway - 02921 921024 Blayne Wherrett – Counsellor MBACP Email: [email protected] 6 Health and Wellbeing Services, Mental Health Forum, Vale of Glamorgan CUBE – Community United Barry 4 Everyone Type of Organisation: 3rd Sector, Not

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