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Referral on to specialist services

At your resource appointment you may be signposted or referred to other specialist
organisations. Below is a list of organisations you may be directed to.

  • GP 

In certain cases, it may be necessary for the EWS practitioner to refer you to your GP for further care.

New Pathways provides a range of specialist counselling and advocacy services for women,
men, children and young people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.

Ynys Saff or Safe Island is a sexual assault referral centre where a range of specially trained,
experienced professionals give help, support and advice to men, women, children and
young people, following sexual assault in Cardiff and the Vale.

The PMHSS is a service for people living with common mental health issues- examples
include low mood, feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. You may also access the
service for a specific concern related to your psychological wellbeing.

Cardiff Family Advice and Support brings together a range of information, advice and
assistance for children, young people and their families in Cardiff. 

This service provides specialist support for families providing triage and therapeutic

interventions, with a particular focus on families where there is a low-level mental health
need, bereavement, trauma or loss, where there is inter -parental conflict, or the family are
asylum seekers / refugees or have a child with a disability.

  • Traumatic Stress Service

​​​​​​​The Traumatic Stress Service (TSS) is a specialist service for people experiencing symptomsof PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). If deemed appropriate, EWS practitioners can make fast-track referrals for staff struggling with a traumatic incident if this occurred inwork, when working for Cardiff and Vale UHB. TSS operates as a multidisciplinary service, with access to specialist pharmacological review from a consultant psychiatrist, in addition to the provision of evidence based psychological interventions.

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