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9 February 2022

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At Trivallis we want you to know that we’re here to support you. We have gathered advice and support from some of our partner organisations that can help support your mental health and wellbeing.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg & Cardiff Mind  

These are your local Mind charities, Cwm Taf Morgannwg & Cardiff. These branches of Mind provide a range of quality services to individuals who experience mental or emotional distress throughout Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend and Cardiff.   

Tips on how to help your wellbeing: 

  • Five Ways to Wellbeing: Five evidenced-based actions you can take that are designed to improve personal wellbeing: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn and Give. Read more, 

Support services available:

  • Primary care and prevention services: targeting people with mild-to-moderate mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and self-esteem. These are available in selected GP Practices, Dewi Sant Hospital and across Primary Care Mental Health Support Services.
  • Housing related support services: these seek to prevent homelessness, support with access to housing and enable people to develop personal resilience.
  • Support and recovery services: a variety of services available to everyone seeking help and support to enable them to return to their normal state of health, mind or strength.

You can access more information on these services and find out how to get in contact, here.

Additional support services available:

  • Mind’s A-Z of mental health and wellbeing: information and advice available, here.
  • Mind’s Advice Line: for mental health services and support available to you, call 0300 123 3393.
  • Mind’s Legal Line: for mental health, community care, human rights, and discrimination advice, call 0300 466 6463.
  • Mind’s YouTube channel: videos of support and tips for those struggling with their mental health – Click Here.


New Horizons

This is a mental health and emotional wellbeing resource centre based in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Bridgend.

Support services available:

  • Information & Signposting Service: fill in the form here to be directed to the most appropriate services for you, to receive the right support.
  • Befriending Zoom Meetings: join in on a weekly zoom meeting to discuss how you are feeling with others, take part in quizzes and virtual walking tours. Takes place every Tuesday morning 10:30 – 12:30, to join click here.
  • Self-harm Peer Support: is a relaxed environment, where people can come in, have a chat and a cup of tea and build relationships. It is a safe space where people can talk through issues or difficulties with people who have had similar experiences. The group meetings take place on a Monday, if you would like more information, please email
  • Creative Writing: The New Horizons Creative Writing group meets in Aberdare on Monday afternoons. The group is facilitated by a tutor from Garth Olwg Lifelong Learning Centre. Each week the group looks at a different writing style or topic and then goes away to try it out themselves. Some of the work done by the group can be found here:
  • Walking Group: two walking groups which meet on a Wednesday and Friday. They are small friendly groups and often have a tea or coffee afterwards. Come and join the groups for a little exercise in the fresh air, rain or shine. The group is led by a staff member, click here for more information.
  • Men’s Group: is a safe space for men to talk freely and to offer support to one another. The hope is to develop a trusting environment where men can share their thoughts and feeling whilst building a network of support. The group meets on Wednesday evening at 6.00pm via zoom. To join click here.

Additional support services available:


Children’s Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health Week (7-13 February 2022). The campaign is running for the eighth year to encourage more people to get involved in raising awareness of how crucial the mental health of children and young people is. This year’s theme is Growing Together. We’re encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow. Children’s Mental Health Week is organised by Place2Be.

Resources available:

  • Growth Stories: Human beings change and grow – we do it all the time and in many ways. Emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’. At these times, we are reminded of how much we need others in our lives to help us to keep growing, watch these growth stories here.
  • Counselling and Training Placements: Become equipped with the skills and experience to support children with their mental health, click here to find out more.
  • Fundraising Packs: Get involved in raising awareness and funds for children’s mental health support, find out how you can make a difference here.

Trivallis Growing Together Flower

Our Growing Together flower is designed to get children talking about their mental health in an easy and fun way. Use the template below to encourage children to talk about their feelings, it’s easy to navigate and gets the conversation started in an engaging way.

If you or someone you know is struggling, we want you to know you are not alone and there is help and support out there to access. Reach out to someone you trust, a doctor or mental health charity to discuss how you are feeling: Mental health services – NHS (

If you need support from Trivallis, please contact us.