GWENT ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations
Supporting the Voluntary Sector in Gwent

Mental Health Advocacy

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND SUPPORT WE PROVIDE IN MONMOUTHSHIRE

ADVOCACY: FOR ADULTS AGED BETWEEN EIGHTEEN AND SIXTY FOUR YEARS, AND THEIR CARERS
Three advocacy services are provided:
In-patient Advocacy at Maindiff Court Hospital
Community One-to-One Advocacy
Group Advocacy
All services can be contacted on 01291 - 673952, or by letter to Monmouthshire Mental Health Advocacy Service, PO Box 35, Usk NP15 1YG

MONMOUTHSHIRE MENTAL HEALTH PARTICIPATION NETWORK

The Network provides the opportunity for individuals, and carers, to get together every month and talk about service issues that affect them and proposals for improvement. The meetings, which usually take place in Usk, last approximately one hour and travel expenses can be re-imbursed. On occasions it can also meet in Abergavenny and Chepstow. Refreshments are provided. Parking for people with a disability is available.

For contact information see Forum, which follows.

MONMOUTHSHIRE MENTAL HEALTH FORUM

The Forum meets on the same day and immediately following the Network discussion. It is also attended by Service Managers and Commissioners as invited so that the issues brought forward from the Network can be dealt with effectively. In addition it includes the important function of feeding back information about what is happening in service development. The meeting lasts about one hour and travel expenses are available.

For information telephone:-01291-673952

SPEAKEASY IN MONS

SpeakEasy is an Internet 'Blog' which also doubles as a web resource for information, links, discussion and events. It contains a substantial list of Help-Line information, and links to sites for specific issues for young people, mature adults and carers.

To reach the 'Blog' type 'SpeakEasy in Mons' into the Goggle search bar, or use the advanced search facility. It also registers on NTL Broadband and MSN. Try it, use it, send in your comments on what is already there, and write your own piece about anything to do with mental health.

You can also feed back any comments or suggestions for improvement to: - tony@network.wanadoo.co.uk

LIBRARY AND SELF HELP SERVICES

A resource of Books, CD-Roms, Videos and DVD's supporting people with mental ill health and their carers and families is available for individual loan or discussion groups and is being continually enlarged. Contact Debbi on 01291 - 673952.

 
 
 
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