For over 30 years Cardiff & the Vale Parents Federation has been supporting families caring for a relative with a learning disability. The Federation is run by parents, for parents, who understand the difficulties that families and lifelong carers face. They hold regular and informal carers social gatherings where you can meet other unpaid carers, share experiences and ideas. They can signpost you to sources of support and give information on your rights as a carer and what assistance you are entitled to receive.
The Cardiff and Vale Recovery & Wellbeing College provides free educational courses on a range of mental health, physical health and wellbeing topics. Our courses take place online or in-person at venues across Cardiff and Vale.
Peer support is at the core of our courses, all co-produced and co-delivered by health care professionals and peer trainers with lived experience of mental health and physical health challenges. Course leads use their experience to support others.
Their aim is to make sure unpaid carers are looking after themselves, enjoying their lives, and achieving their goals, whilst helping a family member or friend to receive empowering care or support.
Their mission is to make life better for carers.
Provides expert advice, support and practical assistance to help older and disabled people and their carers to repair, adapt and maintain their homes. For the Vale of Glamorgan telephone 01446 704308, for Cardiff telephone 029 2047 3337, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Care and Repair website.
The EPP (Education Programmes for Patients) offer free health and wellbeing workshops for unpaid carers who are looking after a relative, neighbour or friend. The workshops run over 2 sessions and focus on the carers Mental Health and Welbeing and their Physical Health and Wellbeing.
Wellbeing courses for those living with long-term conditions are also offered; they provide workshops designed to help with pain management and more disease-specific conditions like Diabetes amongst others.
For more information on the courses and when they will take place please email Epp.Info.email@example.com or call 02920 335403
Furthur details about EPP can be found online EPP Cymru Website.
This online resources for identifying, recognising and managing stress in daily life. For more information visit the NHS Choices Website
Stepiau is a web based service developed by the Primary Mental Health Support Service (PMHSS) for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Stepiau primarily provides accessible self help resources and links to local services as a first step to developing mental wellbeing.
This free App has been created by the Psychology Team at Velindre Cancer Centre. The App is deliberately non-cancer specific so that anyone can use mindfulness as a tool to manage stress and anxiety. Listeners will be guided through mindfulness exercises to help improve mental health and wellbeing.