Mental health advice in community

5 October 2016

Group meeting

Grangetown residents seeking mental health advice can access face-to-face expertise in their community at an event organised by the University.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Day takes place at Grange Pavilion in Grangetown, Cardiff, on 10 October - World Mental Health Day - following a similar successful event last year.

Experts will be on hand whether you are seeking advice and information for yourself, a partner, family members or a friend.

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, will attend to find out how the University is helping improve health and wellbeing in the community.

“The Community Gateway project in Grangetown has the potential to have a significant impact on the lives of local residents. The project will give people the opportunity to get face-to-face advice and information about mental health, on their door step."

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

He said: “The Welsh Government is committed to improving mental health and wellbeing across all of our communities, from building resilience and improving support for our young people, to making Wales a dementia friendly nation.”

Two lecturers from the School of Healthcare Sciences, Alicia Stringfellow and Gemma Stacey-Emile, are organising the event, which is part of the University’s Community Gateway project in Grangetown.

Gemma said: “We want to create a sense of belonging and a positive feeling about being proactive in helping to make changes that are led by the needs of the community in relation to mental health and wellbeing.

“There will be an opportunity to find out about local services and groups that people can access themselves - or for family members and carers - and how the Grange Pavilion and other Community Gateway projects can also help with people’s wellbeing.”

Alicia added: “This year we are aiming to strengthen and expand relationships, celebrating World Mental Health Day with community members and local providers.

“The focus will be on dignity, working collaboratively and focusing on future developments that will be drawn out during the day.”

Grangetown Pavillion

Mental Health and Wellbeing Day, which runs from 10:00 to 15:00, includes an update on how Grange Pavilion is being brought back to life as a new community hub thanks to Community Gateway.

Community Gateway, part of the University's Transforming Communities programme, works with residents in Grangetown to make the area an even better place to live.

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