Cardiff & the Vale

Project managed by cavamh. Registered Charity No. 1148313 Company No. 8000094

Summary of aims & objectives:

“Creating positive change in mental health services by involving and utilising the expertise of the people who use them”

Sefyll is a project, managed by cavamh, set up to involve people who use adult mental health services to have a say in the way that those services are run, planned and developed.

Our objectives are:

  • To support and facilitate networking
  • To connect service users productively with service providers, planners and commissioners
  • To provide and share relevant information
  • To provide and promote appropriate training
  • To sustain and build an effective organization


Having a say – events, conferences and workshops are organised to bring service users together to share views and experiences in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere

Information – is provided to share what’s going on in mental health locally, through monthly mail outs about events, news and opportunities for involvement

Recruitment – service users are trained to sit on interview panels alongside mental health professionals and choose who should be working within the Cardiff and Vale UHB

Connecting service users with providers, planners and commissioners – service users influence the way that services are developed by collecting the views of other services users and sharing them at planning meetings with the Health Board, Social Services and the Voluntary Sector

Training – providing and promoting training for service users to learn new skills or refresh old ones. Our courses aim to give people the tools, techniques and confidence to influence the development and delivery of services


No referral necessary. Just contact us for more information


Mike McCandless – Service User Involvement Development Officer

Nina Langrish and Tracy Purnell – Service User Involvement Officers

Tel: 029 2022 2000

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cavamh.org.uk

Last Updated: June 28, 2017
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