Ynys Mon and Gwynedd Mind

Courses Held in Bangor

Ynys MonWe will be holding two courses in Bangor for young people (14-18) starting in January 2018, people are welcome to go on just one or on both of the courses.


  • Anxiety Management course

Tuesdays 4pm-6pm, for 6 weeks, starting Jan 23rd

Our 6 week (2 hours a week) Anxiety Management course for young people (14-18) works within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework and each course follows a goal setting and problem solving approach. The course will provide participants with an understanding of what anxiety is and how it is maintained. You will learn a variety of practical skills to help reduce anxiety.  

  • Mindfulness course

Thursdays 4pm-6pm, for 5 weeks, starting Jan 25th

This is a mindfulness course designed for young people aged 14-18. It is designed to be a fun, engaging and useful mindfulness course for young people, adapted from the adult courses Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, The mindfulness course aims to give young people mindfulness as a life-skill to:

•to feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled

•to get on better with others

•to help concentrate and learn better

•to help cope with stress and anxiety

If you would like a place on either course, or if you have any questions please get in touch: info@monagwyneddmind.co.uk / 01286 685 279.


Ynys Môn a Gwynedd Mind
Uned 10, Galeri

Caernarfon LL55 1SQ
Swyddfa / Office: 01286 685279


Community Music Wales Tutor Training



Are you a musician or music teacher interested in learning the skills to become a Community Music tutor?


Then this accredited Community Music Tutor Training programme is perfect for you.

Upcoming Training

 5 Day Course in Bangor, 11th, 12th, 18th, 25th and 26th of September.

The course is the only training of its kind in Wales that works towards an accredited certificate focused on workshop delivery.

Following on from this course, there are a limited number of paid placements to shadow one of our tutors, and gain real life experience of a project, to put what you’ve learnt into practice.

CMW are looking for music tutors of all levels; those with some experience, musicians new to the practice, those who are just curious about Community Music Tuition, and experienced tutors who may want to gain accreditation, extend your portfolio or brush up on certain aspects of your work.

If you would like any further information please email us at hannaht@communitymusicwales.org.uk or phone 02920 838060

Cult Cymru – Courses for creatives

Freelancing for Creatives
19 September 2017, Cardiff
£15 – £25 (commercial cost £110)

A practical workshop for creatives on the business skills of freelancing.

Topics include: 

  • Business & employment models
  • How to pay your taxes
  • Claiming expenses
  • Negotiating your fees
  • Top tips and online tools

“Many people are becoming self employed. We need all the help we can get from reliable sources. Keep the courses going please.”

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gweithion-llawrydd-ar-gyfer-pobl-creadigol-freelancing-4-creatives-19092017-tickets-36743978228

Helfa Gelf

Professional Development Day for Artists and Makers

Helfa GelfWhere can your practice go?

Wednesday 7th September

1pm – 4pm

Ruthin Craft Centre


Spaces are limited, to book a place please go to:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/where-can-your-practice-go-i-ble-allwch-chi-fynd-ach-arfer-tickets-26441081988

Are you at that stage in your artistic career where you would like to explore how to develop and expand your practice, but are not quite sure what the next step is and how to get there? Or perhaps you want to try something new and explore new avenues within your work, but again you’re not sure where to find those opportunities and how to approach them? Or maybe you just want to earn more money out of your practice to find a reliable source of income, but are not sure how to achieve this? If this all sounds a bit familiar and you’re in need of inspiration and some direction, this is the event for you.

We’ve invited three craft practitioners along to discuss and share their artistic journey with you; they have all shaped, developed and expanded their artistic careers successfully, and they’ve all approached it very differently.

Claire Norcross – Lighting Designer

Claire Norcross graduated with a first class degree in Embroidery and is now an award-winning designer specialising in lighting, and offers a design and consultancy service for both the commercial and bespoke markets.

Claire is best known for the range of designs produced whilst head of lighting at Habitat. These include Spindle, Newton and Ribbon; which received the ‘Best in Lighting’ award from Elle Decoration magazine in 2006.

Andy Hazell – Public Artist – Automatist – Photographer – Film-maker

Andy has maintained his many careers as an ‘Automatist’, a public artist as well as a maker of short films. Throughout his career he’s experimented with mechanical sculpture and became an Automatist creating animated tinplate figures, m useum collection boxes and props for Film and TV companies.

Andy’s practical skills have led naturally on to creating durable, site-specific works for the public realm. He has become a skilled fabricator who is able to create almost anything.

Laura Thomas- Textile Designer

Laura Thomas is an established woven textile artist and designer specialising in producing striking textile artworks for public spaces, corporate environments, exhibitions and private homes. These can either be commissioned directly from the studio or purchased through a number of galleries.

Arts Participation Training Programme

Spring 2013 – Dates

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Support Workers / P.A’s

  • Dates: Friday 15th March
  • Times: 10am – 2.00pm Cost: £55.00
  • Venue: Penpont, Nr Brecon



Support Workers/ P.A’s

  • Dates: Monday 25th March
  • Times: 10am – 2.00pm Cost: £55.00
  • Venue: Powys Dance Centre, Llandrindod Wells

Senior Managers

  • Dates: Friday 12th April 2013
  • Times: 10am – 2.00pm Cost: £85.00
  • Venue: Penpont, Brecon

Support Workers/ P.A’s

  • Dates: Friday 22nd April 2013
  • Times: 10am – 2.00pm Cost: £55.00
  • Venue: Powys Dance Centre, Llandrindod

Arts Participation Training is an exciting new training designed for the Care Sector:

Support Workers, Nurses/Key Workers, Care Managers and Senior Managers of Care Services and Residential Care.
This experiential training aims to help develop a deeper understanding of Arts Participation and the role it can play in improving skills, communication, interaction and social engagement.

Arts Participation Training:- Content:

  • Arts Participation as an aid to mental and physical well-being.
  • The use of art and creativity to improve participation and social integration.
  • Facilitation techniques that help participants to engage with activities.
  • Enabling – looking at methods that promote confidence, skills building and ownership.
  • Creative support and reflective practice.

The Training designed for Support Workers looks at creativity, motivation and an active approach to enabling.
The course designed for Management will also look at how Arts Participation can help to fulfil national strategic aims and directives. The Training provides a useful tool kit; that can both add value to teams and signpost ways to use existing community arts resources to achieve those objectives.
An experienced arts facilitator, Fliss Fleck, who has worked for 12 years in the field of arts and disability, will lead the training.
Based in Wales, the training will take place at venues around the UK in 2013.
To register an expression of interest please email; apt@phonecoop.coop