Cardiff Mind Ltd

Area Covered: Cardiff residents only

Voluntary Sector Agency No.1020633

Mission Statement and Aims: 

Cardiff Mind promotes positive mental wellbeing through empowering and supporting people to access opportunities to give them independence and quality of life.

Aims

  • To provide services that place the consumer at their centre and that enable the consumer to discover and realise their full potential as actively participating citizens
  • To develop new services that enable the consumer to remain within or return to their local community of choice
  • To provide high quality services that evidence positive outcomes and value for money
  • To increase awareness and understanding of mental health issues and to challenge stigma and discrimination

Services:

Day Services
Individualised personal planning in which an experienced member of staff discusses the issues that are affecting the service user and looks at ways that they can be supported to make improvements in their situation. This might include attending a range of groups, courses and activities for men and women who have or are recovering from mental health difficulties. These include self management courses, leisure and recreational activities and a gardening project which has links to Greenscape, a horticultural social firm established by service users.

“Mind the Pennies” - this service provides support to service users experiencing debt and benefit difficulties. This not only includes advice but also can provide someone to accompany service users to Tribunals and similar meetings. The Project has been funded by the Big Lottery.

Counselling Services
Counselling services are accessed via an initial meeting with a member of the planning team who will help the person to discuss their suitability for Counselling. This may be part of a more comprehensive plan dealing with other life issues. The service offers Person centred counselling and a limited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) service. There is a waiting list for these services. Directory of counsellors and therapists in private practice (Blue List) which is published every two years.

Domiciliary Support
Support for individuals and families who have experienced mental health difficulties. Support focuses on helping people to maintain tenancies and live successfully in the community. This is primarily accessible through Social Services.

Tenant Support Direct
This scheme is only for Cardiff Community Housing Association tenants, offers support to maintain individual tenancies and is specifically housing related.

Supported Accommodation Services
Accommodation in shared houses and flats for men and women who have enduring mental health needs and wish to progress to more independent living. This is not 24 hour staffed but includes emergency out of hours support.

Training
We offer Mental Health First Aid training and a range of other related programmes, some of which can be tailored to the needs of individual agencies and groups

Volunteering
Many of our groups and activities are provided by Volunteers and we welcome anyone who feels that they have skills or interests that they may wish to share with our service users.

For more information on these services telephone 029 2040 2040

Referrals: 

Self referral only for counselling service; self or agency referral for other services

Contacts: 

166 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 1DL

Tel: 029 2040 2040 Call and ask to speak to the relevant team

Fax: 029 2040 2041

Email: admin@cardiffmind.org


Last Updated: January 2017
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