Mental Health Service
Mental illness affects 1 in 5 people in the UK during their lifetime. We offer local services to help people who suffer from mental distress and who live in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The Community Mental Health Team is made up of a Team Manager and 12 Social Workers. We also have a Community Support Work Manager and a team of Community Support Workers.
What do we do
We accept referrals and liaise with people from a wide variety of backgrounds including:
Self-referral, carers, family, friends and neighbours
Health professionals including GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, community psychiatric nurses, and hospital staff
Other departments within the Authority, including Housing and Children's Services
Probation, police, courts and solicitors
The Community Care Act requires Local Government to carry out assessments of peoples needs and where possible provide services to those individuals who qualify. The services defined in a care plan may include advice, support, domiciliary care, residential care or nursing care.
If you receive hospital care, our Social Work service will provide support and advice and help you to keep in contact with your family, friends and the community in general. Together with other professionals, Social Workers have an important role in planning for hospital discharges and providing follow-up care.
You can either telephone, write or call into the Vales Community Mental Health Team. They are based in three locations throughout the Vale:
Serving Barry and Rhoose:
The Amy Evans Centre (CMHT)
190 Holton Road
Tel: 01446 733331
Serving Penarth, Cogan, Llandough, Dinas Powys, Sully and Wenvoe:
Hafan Dawal (CMHT)
19 Stanwell Road
Tel: 029 2071 0203
Serving Llantwit, Cowbridge, plus rural areas as far as Bridgend:
Llantwit Major (CMHT)
St Illtyd's School
Tel: 01446 793030
The Directory includes statutory and voluntary sector mental health services available in Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan.
This Directory was compiled initially in 2003 by Cardiff & Vale Mental Health Development Project with funding and support from a number of agencies, including Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust, Bro Morgannwyg NHS Trust, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Vale Local Health Group, and Cardiff & Vale Mental Health Forum.