Mental Health and Wellbeing
Good mental health and wellbeing is fundamental to every aspect of our life, from physical health and general wellbeing to the way we develop relationships or how we perform at work or in education.
In general terms, we can describe mental well-being as feeling positive, satisfied, productive and able to cope with daily stresses and difficult situations.
Up to 1 in 4 people will be affected by mental health problems at some point in their life. Problems can range from stress, anxieties and worries caused by everyday life, to more serious long-term conditions such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia.
Most of these problems are caused by stressful situations, such as money issues or losing a loved one. Although these feelings can be intense, they are often only temporary. The right support can make a huge difference when it comes to overcoming these problems.
We have the responsibility to protect and support those individual, and their families and carers. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 puts emphasis on supporting and enabling individuals to make their own decisions.
You can learn about the Act in the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice and the Deprivation of liberty safeguards.
Community Mental Health Service
The Community Mental Health Service provide advice and support for people with mental health issues who live in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Provide individuals with care and support within their own home
Arrange care within a nursing, residential setting
Facilitate hospital discharge
Arrange urgent admission to hospital
Review and reassess current care provision
Assess and intervene in situations where a Vulnerable Adult might be at risk
Provide advice and support to carers and families
Signpost to other agencies and professionals
We offer a service to people with mental ill health between the ages of 18 and 65 living in the Vale of Glamorgan. Referral is usually via the GP or you can request an assessment:
Request An Assessment
Get information about mental health and well-being in the Vale of Glamorgan.
A wide range of services are available in the Vale of Glamorgan to support people who are suffering with mental health issues. If you are concerned that you or someone you know has a mental health problem, you should first go to your local GP surgery.
If you urgently need to speak to or see someone about your mental health outside of GP hours, you can go to A&E or call 999 where necessary.