Community Local Mental Wellbeing

Cyfannol (Women’s Aid) New Website Launch

Cyfannol Women’s Aid has launched a new website, aimed at reassuring anyone in Gwent who has experienced any form of domestic abuse or sexual violence that they are not alone and that support is available. has a range of new features designed to break down barriers to accessing support and improve signposting within communities:   

  • An online Directory of Support Services to help people navigate the options available across Gwent and access the right support for them.  
  • A bank of Self-Help Resources, including trusted sites and links to safety guidance, information about options, sources of specialist support, a glossary of useful terms, and more…   
  • Survivor Stories – in their own words – to reassure and inspire others. Anyone is welcome to submit their story to help grow this bank of first-hand experiences and inspire more people to reach out for support.  
  • More options for Getting in Touch, including a new online call-back form  
  • Information about Cyfannol’s Support Services across Torfaen, Newport, Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent and the wider Gwent area  

People may not necessarily be aware of the support services in their area, but we can all help to signpost so people know where to turn if they do need support. 

Follow Cyfannol on social media to help spread the word and browse to find out more.

If you would like to print the poster below a pdf can be found on Cyfannol’s main Gwelcol page.

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Sport in Mind

Sport in Mind ® is an award winning mental health charity (unaffiliated to Mind and not part of the local Mind network) offering free, weekly physical activity sessions for anyone 17+ 

We are the UK’s leading mental health sports charity and deliver physical activity (sport, walking, dance and movement, gardening and exercise sessions) projects in partnership with the amazing NHS in order to aid recovery, promote mental wellbeing, improve physical health, combat social isolation and empower people to move their lives forward in a positive direction. 

We’ve seen firsthand the positive impact physical activity can have on people’s mental health having supported the recovery of thousands of people each year (sporty people and people who say they’ve never previously liked sport). We believe there’s a sport or physical activity out there for everyone and Sport in Mind’s aim is to ensure every single person in the country has the opportunity to improve their mental health through a physical activity session they enjoy. 

Our activity timetable in Gwent: 

What:  Table Tennis in Abergavenny  (more information available on our Activity Map

When: Every Tuesday 2.00 – 3.00pm 

Where: Abergavenny Community Centre, Merthyr Rd, Abergavenny NP7 5BY (Main Hall) 

What:  Yoga in Ebbw Vale (more information available on our Activity Map

When: Every Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00 pm   

Where: Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre, Lime Ave, Ebbw Vale NP23 6GL (Dance Studio) 

What:  Yoga in Abergavenny (more information available on our Activity Map

When: Every Thursday 1.00 – 2:00 pm 

Where: Abergavenny Community Centre, Merthyr Rd, Abergavenny NP7 5BY (Creative Room) 

If you are encouraging participants along to our sessions, please complete our Online Participant Form (ideally before attending the first session) – 

Quotes from Sport in Mind participants: 

“Being given the opportunity to play sport has helped me build confidence and be myself again. I’ve also made some really good friends.”   

“Playing sport has given my life focus and helped me get back on track.”   

“I’ve been through some hard times with depression but joining Sport in Mind’s groups have made a massive difference to my life and for the first time in years I feel like I’m making huge strides on my road to recovery.” 

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Growing Space

Growing Space is a registered mental health charity that specialises in supporting individuals with mental ill health, autism or a learning disability. Our aim is to build confidence, develop social skills and improve their quality of life through the provision of therapeutic training, vocational skills, creativity and work experience.  

With sites across south Wales, Growing Space provides a network of support projects, developing skills and knowledge for our participants.

Our accredited and non-accredited opportunities include experiencing and interacting with nature, horticulture, woodwork, creative arts, social enterprise, development of life-skills and wellbeing.

For many of our participants, engagement is one of the many steps towards voluntary work, job opportunities or further education. 

For more information visit the website using the link below