Your mental health involvement network.

Cardiff & Vale Action for Mental Health (cavamh) provides a range of services around mental health involvement – including support for groups and involvement representatives, discussion groups and a range of resources – for anyone with an interest in mental health in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Read more

Around a quarter of people in Wales will experience mental health problems.

Anyone can be affected at any stage of life.

“The advice and support hasn’t stopped. Ideas/innovations have continued in spite of covid.”

Young People’s Mental Health

Get involved with our Join the Dots project for a range of support and info that’s especially relevant for young people.

Adults’ Mental Health

Get involved with our sefyll project with a range of information and opportunities for you to have your say on mental health services in Cardiff & the Vale.

Older Persons’ Mental Health

Are you looking for information or to get involved and have a say on mental health services tailored to older persons and carers? Our nexus project is for you.

Urgent mental health help

Mental Health

Stay connected, influence change and share best practice with other voluntary sector groups and peers in the sector.

Mental Health Directories

If you are looking for mental health organisations or resources in Cardiff and the Vale, we have links and information in two cavamh directories:

  • the Mental Health Services Directory for all ages, groups, individuals and services
  • and Directions our guide to mental health services for older people in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Dementia Friendly

Small Grants Fund Information

What’s going on?

Our next event is…

No Events

Directory Search.



Stay up to date with the latest mental health news and updates.

Videos and Podcasts.

Watch videos or listen to podcasts on mental health and wellbeing topics.


Find out what mental health related training is available in Cardiff and the Vale.

Gallery & Bookshelf

Check out our virtual bookshelf or browse our gallery.


3 days ago

Happy weekend! xo ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

Support better mental health with Pause. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

Not all heroes wear capes, these ones wear ironing boards... You might be wondering why these men have been running around Wales with ironing boards strapped to their backs. Well, they’re actually training for an 'extreme ironing' challenge. Never heard of it? Well, in a nutshell, extreme ironing is an adrenaline sport that combines the thrill of an extreme outdoor activity - like sky-diving, mountain climbing or scuba diving - with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt. In this case, three friends Gareth, Chris and Scott, will be running an ultramarathon - over 43 miles from Brecon to Cardiff - carrying a one-metre ironing board, an iron, and clothes to iron along the way. They’re doing it to raise money for When You Wish Upon A Star - an amazing charity that grants the wishes of children living with a life-threatening illness. Pob lwc bois - hope it all goes smoothly 😉💪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿bit.ly/3qrDlA3 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook


Dementia Friendly Communities Information session, 31 January, 10:00 – 11:00 with Ingrid Patterson, Marie Curie. Book now - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/245633304827 #free #training #Cardiff #ValeOfGlamorgan #mentalhealth #dementia #mentalhealthforum

The #mentalhealthforum has some free training coming up - https://mailchi.mp/16e546eca5b6/mhf-free-training-programme-13612132
#Cardiff #ValeOfGlamorgan #mentalhealth #training

Our first #mentalhealthforum update of 2022, packed full of info as always - https://mailchi.mp/6134782b39d6/mhf-update-10-january-2022 #Cardiff #ValeOfGlamorgan #mentalhealth #wellbeing #training #funding

We're here 24/7 throughout the Christmas period to talk to people across Wales affected by mental health - call us on 0800132737 or text HELP and your question to 81066 (cc)

Join The Exchange

Join our cavamh community for free, to share your thoughts on mental health issues and services through our social forum and membership.

Skip to content