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.

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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

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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.


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"Today was a Difficult Day," said Pooh.There was a pause."Do you want to talk about it?" asked Piglet."No," said Pooh after a bit. "No, I don't think I do.""That's okay," said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend."What are you doing?" asked Pooh."Nothing, really," said Piglet. "Only, I know what Difficult Days are like. I quite often don't feel like talking about it on my Difficult Days either."But goodness," continued Piglet, "Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you've got someone there for you. And I'll always be here for you, Pooh."And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his Difficult Day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs...he thought that his best friend had never been more right."——————I hope that you have a piglet in your life when you have a difficult day xxxI have shared this before but it appeared on my time line and it’s so good I thought I’d share it again. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne ... See MoreSee Less
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Sometime we don't realise we're feeling poorly until things have gotten really bad. Make sure to check in with yourself every so often. ... See MoreSee Less
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Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you noticed our new groups?

And we will have even more in the new year 😍

Watch this space for announcements
Our next groups will be available to book on the 22nd of December @WestQuayMC @PoblWQ @NewyddHousing @cavamh @GVolServices @CarerFriendly

Here's Issue 2 of the new cavamh magazine 'Involvement matters' -
#Cardiff #ValeOfGlamorgan #mentalhealth #Wellbeing #dementia #youngpeople @HelenJoy20 @JoinTheDots3 @ndcwales @CV_UHB @CAV_RWC

Elf day tomorrow I'm so excited. Its a day to connect and talk to reduce the stigma of dementia. Spread hope by encouraging conversations one to one, in groups and across our communities 💜 Come and speak to us in UHW #Elfday21 @RPB_CAV @cav_mhsop @CV_UHB @AlzSocCymru @cavamh

Free book now! #Dementia Friendly Communities Information Session - For people who care about people living with dementia 22nd Nov 10-11am #Cardiff #ValeOfGlamorgan

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

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