South Wales Police – Mental Health Unit

Heddlu De Cymru South Wales Police Area: Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Merthyr, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend, Swansea

South Wales Police Mental Health Liaison Officer

Peter Thomas covers the South Wales Police area and has primary responsibility for liaison between partners who deal with mental health matters. The Police’s role in mental health issues usually stems from dealing with persons under sections 135/136 of the Mental Health Act 1983. Professional and effective involvement ensures that the person can access safety and care at a time when they are vulnerable.

Since 2013, South Wales Police have appointed four mental health liaison officers in each of its Basic Command Units.

In Cardiff, Claire-Louise Thomas can be contacted at Cardiff Central Police Station, call 101 

In the Vale of Glamorgan, Jayne Thomas can be contacted at Cowbridge Police Station, call 101 

South Wales Police is an agency which will use referral processes when dealing with mental health matters.

Appropriate Adult Service - South Wales Police are working in partnership with Hafal to deliver an Appropriate Adult Service to vulnerable adults throughout the forces police custody suites.


Peter Thomas, Force Advisor, Justice & Partnerships Department, South Wales Police / Heddlu De Cymru, Porthcawl Police Station, Porthcawl, CF36 2DT.

Mobile / Ffon Symudol: 07970 840563 

Email / E-Bost: 
[email protected]

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