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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
  • Voluntary agencies
  • Other departments within the Authority, including Housing and Children's Services
  • Probation, police, courts and solicitors

Community Care

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.

 

Hospital 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.

 

Contact

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

Barry

Tel: 01446 733331

 

Serving Penarth, Cogan, Llandough, Dinas Powys, Sully and Wenvoe:

Hafan Dawal (CMHT)

19 Stanwell Road

Penarth

Tel: 029 2071 0203

 

Serving Llantwit, Cowbridge, plus rural areas as far as Bridgend:

Llantwit Major (CMHT)

St Illtyd's School

Station Road

Llantwit Major

Tel: 01446 793030

 

Useful Links

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.