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CARDIFF AND VALE ACTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH

CARDIFF AND VALE ACTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH

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www.cavamh.org.uk

 

Cavamh is an umbrella organisation working with voluntary sector groups with an interest in mental health, mental health service users and carers in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. 

WHAT WE DO:

Information

Providing and sharing information through our:

  • Website - our website includes news, events, and information as well as our directories.

  • Directories 

     Mental Health Services Directory – a directory of services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

     Directions – a guide to older people’s mental health services and caring

  • Newsletters - Involvement News; Network News and Sefyll News

Training

  • Providing annual training programmes aimed at people working in the voluntary sector, and people who use mental health services.

  • Promoting other training opportunities

Networking

Supporting and facilitating networking through:

  • the Mental Health Forum and interest groups

  • the Carers Involvement Group

  • the Cardiff & Vale Older People’s Mental Health Forum

  • the Sefyll Reps Support Network

  • Veterans Mental Health Support Group

Having a Voice:

Influencing the planning, and delivery of mental health services by:

  • Connecting Voluntary sector, service user and carers with service providers, planners, and commissioners

  • Co-ordinating and facilitating consultation meetings and events

Development 

  • Providing support and funding advice for voluntary sector organisations, service user and carer groups

  • Identifying needs and gaps in services

  • Supporting the development of mental health initiatives

Mental Health Promotion

  • Co-ordination of voluntary sector involvement in World Mental Health Day

  • Mental health awareness training

  • Communicating positive messages through a range of media

  

Registered Charity no. 1148312