Archive for September, 2006

New Mental Health website – RCT

September 30, 2006

Have you heard about the Rhondda Cynon Taf Mental Health website which is being launched for World Mental Health Day?   Its worth a look – try this link

If you have any comments about something similar that we could do in Monmouthshire, then send them in.


Failing Mental Health Community Services

September 30, 2006

People suffering mental health problems are being failed by poor access to key community services, a watchdog says. The Healthcare Commission review of 174 mental health teams in England found gaps in out-of-hours care, talking therapies and access to information.

See the BBC website for more on failing mental health services

Peer Advocacy Training

September 28, 2006

The good news for all of you who expressed interest is that we have now booked Dave Hall to provide a training course starting in early November.   It will take place on 5 consecutive Fridays, in Usk, and transport will be offered.   Application forms will be available at the MIND Drop-ins this coming week, and if you do not go to a drop-in, then if you are interested in attending either e-mail me at or phone 01291-673952 or write to PO Box 35, Usk, NP15 1YG.  

The training is available to service users and carers 18 – 64 living in Monmouthshire.   If we are over-subscribed, then we will try to arrange a second course as quickly as possible.   Don’t delay – book your place as soon as possible!


Change to opening page.

September 28, 2006

We’ve lost our photo from the heading – so back to the original template until I get it sorted!

Network and Forum

September 28, 2006

See updated post further down this page and in category Mons Network & Forum.