CCAWS – Charity No. 1177025, Voluntary Sector.

Area: Cardiff & South East Wales

Aims & Objectives

CCAWS is a local mental health charity based in Cardiff supporting the diverse communities of Cardiff & South East Wales. We are a multi-linguistic and culturally sensitive mental health and wellbeing service, specialising in support for people from BAME communities.

Our vision: A stronger community built on resilience and an increased awareness of mental and social well-being.

Our mission: To help people learn and develop mental, emotional, social and spiritual strength for life.


  • Counselling – provided in a number of languages, including English, Urdu, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish, Bengali and Polish. Since the COVID pandemic counselling has been delivered online via Zoom or by telephone.
  • Befriending – 1:1 friendship support [currently virtual via telephone or Zoom]
  • Advocacy – 1:1 support with accessing information and securing rights. Issues include difficulties with housing, benefits, etc.
  • Psycho-education Workshops on Managing Stress
    , Overcoming Anxiety
    , Managing Difficult Emotions
    & Developing Self-Esteem
  • Friendship groups
  • Language Interpreters [volunteers]

Referrals  We accept self-referrals, by telephone, email, or through our contact page on our website.  People can also drop in to our office to make a referral. Voluntary Sector and all healthcare professionals can also refer. A referral form can be downloaded from our website or can be requested by email or telephone.

Opening hours: We are open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Contact: Fehmida Ahmed, Charity Manager, 62 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3LX. 

Phone: 02920 345294  Mobile: 07549281635

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ccaws.org.uk

Last Updated: August 10, 2021
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