Did you know there’s a Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board telephone service aimed at supporting mental health?

Call 111 Option 2 puts you in direct contact with a team of mental health professionals based in our heath board. Just ring NHS Wales 111 and choose Option 2.

The service is available for anyone in Cwm Taf Morgannwg with a mental health concern or who is concerned about the mental health of a loved one

Call 111 Option 2 runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering a triage service, support, or signposting as appropriate.

Read more on our website:

Community Ownership Fund – How to raise the Match Funding

Join this free Zoom event hosted by the Plunkett Foundation, one of the official support partners for the UK Government’s Community Ownership Fund (COF), which is open to any groups interested in applying for a COF grant for their project. We will discuss what match funding is, and how your community group can get it, specifically in relation to the requirements of the COF.

The Zoom event will be held on 24th May at 2pm until 4pm.

For more information and sign-up for free, please follow this link: How to Raise Match Funding (Community Ownership Fund)

Today is the start of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 2023.

This year the week is focusing on Anxiety.

Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and significantly impact out mental health.

Lots of things can lead to feelings of anxiety, including exam pressures, relationships, starting a new job (or losing one) or other big life events. We can also get anxious when it comes to things to do with money and not being able to meet our basic needs, like heating our home or buying food.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems we can face. In a recent mental health survey, from the Mental Health Foundation carried out, a quarter of adults said they felt so anxious that it stopped them from doing the things they want to do some or all of the time. Six in ten adults feel this way, at least some of the time.

Many things can help to manage and alleviate feelings of anxiety. Looking out to your local community you'll find a wide range of activities, groups and resources that can prove incredibly beneficial to your mental health and symptoms of anxiety.

Keep posted this week to see a selection of what is on offer across the Merthyr Borough.


Monday is the start of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 15th - 21st May.

Raising awareness of the impacts of mental health is important, supporting people to look after and manage their mental health is essential, and the communities across Merthyr are offering many different activities and support (and it's not just for this week!)

Take a look at our Facebook page to see some of the different opportunities across the Merthyr Borough. We will be sharing things all across the week.

If you would like to find out more about a group or activity you can usually find a contact telephone number or email, or you can contact, Faye - Mental Health Development Officer 07553 147616 or Lesley - Community Coordinator 07580 866547

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