Other Languages

Please see the Cardiff & Vale Action for Mental Health website for some limited information on getting help in languages other than English.

Visit www.cavamh.org.uk

OTHER ORGANISATIONS OFFERING INFORMATION AND ADVICE IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH

Dementia

Alzheimer's Disease International - provides access to information on Dementia in 33 languages on it's website - www.alz.co.uk - via it's links to other national Alzheimer's Society sites. Languages include Welsh.

Alzheimer's Society - provides a number of popular factsheets (listed below) that have been translated into Tamil , Gujariti, Bengali, Punjabi, Somali, Urdu, Arabic, French, Polish and Chinese and will be available to download from the website. They will not be printed.

400 What is dementia?
401 What is Alzheimer's disease?
425 How the GP can help
426 Diagnosis and assessment
445 Counselling: how can it help?
458 Progression of dementia
460 Mental Capacity Act 2005
467 Financial and legal affairs
472 Enduring power of attorney and lasting powers of attorney
500 Communicating
509 Dealing with aggressive behaviour
524 Understanding and respecting the person with dementia

In addition click here for the factsheets currently available in Welsh

Tel: 020 7423 3500 email: enquiries@alzheimers.org.uk

Mental Health and Other Useful Information

As part of Mind's continuing commitment to make its services more accessible, culturally sensitive and relevant to Black and minority ethnic communities, an exchange of information on mental health issues in translation, with other organisations has continuously taken place.

They have an extensive resource list of information available on their website. The purpose of which is to hopefully provide some useful contacts for people wanting to obtain information about mental health in languages other than English. 39 languages available including Welsh. Visit www.mind.org.uk/information/factsheets/diversity

Carers Center

The Carers Centre exists to provide information, support, advice and advocacy for all carers. Languages spoken at the Carers Centre are English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Sylheti, Bengali and Somali. Loop system available. Telephone 029 2022 1421 Monday – Friday, 10am-4pm.


Interpretation Services

Finally, the following agencies are able to access an interpretation service where required:

  • Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust (providing services in Cardiff and the Eastern vale of Glamorgan). Soon to become Cardiff & Vale University Local Health Board.
  • Vale of Glamorgan Council
  • Cardiff City Council
  • Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board (covering the Western Vale of Glamorgan)

Last Updated: April 2013
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