Family Smiles Group on Anglesey

The NSPCC intend running a Family SMILES group on Anglesey (venue to be confirmed) in May and would welcome any referrals you feel will be relevant.

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Over eight group sessions, Family Smiles teaches children about mental illness and develops life skills that will improve their ability to cope.  The parent also receives one-to-one support to understand their child’s experience of living in a family with mental illness.  The family then completes a safety plan to ensure the child is safe and their wishes are considered in the event of the parent becoming ill again.

What happens in the group sessions for the child?

The child has the chance to talk about their experiences and feelings and understand what mental illness means.  They will learn how to keep themselves and their family safe, how to deal with problems at home, and where to get help if needed.

What happens in the adult sessions?

The parent has six one-to-one support sessions with a trained NSPCC worker.  They will talk about their mental health problems and the effect it has on their family.  They will identify their strengths as a parent and learn ways to talk about their feelings to the child and other family members.  The adult will spend time looking at how the child feels and learn how to support them.

What happens in the safety planning session?

The child, parent and other significant family members will meet with an NSPCC worker and draw on issues discussed throughout the course to formulate a ‘safety plan’.  This ensures the child is cared for safely and their wishes considered in the event of their parent suffering a relapse.

How to refer:

Prestatyn Service Centre, Trigg House, Warren Drive, Prestatyn, Denbighshire  LL19 7HT

Tel:  0844 892 0275

Email:  [email protected]


The Princess Royal Theatre

Spring/Summer Brochure 2014

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The Spring/Summer brochure is now available for the Princess Royal Theatre.

All types of entertainment are on offer; music, drama, dance, comedy and there’s a special show for St David’s Day.

Paul Child presents his St David’s Day Show on Saturday 1st March at 7.30pm.  The show includes special guests including Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell.

Tickets on sale now from


or call the Box Office on 01639 763214 between 10am – 4.15pm







Out of Character

Artistic Director Required

outofcharacter-logoOut of Character, a theatre company in York comprising of people who use Mental Health services is looking for a new Artistic Director.

The Company’s work can be seen at

There is limited payment on a sessional but huge potential to develop a company with a growing reputation and considerable support from York St John University.

For more info or to apply please email:  [email protected]

AGRO – Anglesey and Gwynedd Recovery Organisation

Anglesey Council logoAmserlen Gweithgareddau/Activities Timetable


Llun/Mon – Grwp Bangor Group, Capel Penrallt Chapel 5-7yh/pm

Maw/Tue – Grwp Llangefni Group, Communities First Centre 12-2yh/pm.  Peldroed 5 ochr/Football a side Bangor Maes Glas 5yh/pm

Mer/Wed – Prosiect Rhandir Allotment Project 6-8yh/pm

Iau/Thur – Grwp Pwillheli Group Felin Fach 12-2yh/pm Grwp Caernarfon Group Ty Peblig 4-6yh/pm

Gwe/Fri – Grwp Caergybi/Holhed Group Newry Community Centre 6-8 yh/pm

Sul/Sun – Grwp Cerdded/Walking Group bob pythefnos/every fortnight. Route TBC, Prosiect Rhandir/Allotment Project every other.

Ionawr/January 2014

2-10/1 – Ail agor grwpiau ar ol y Nadolig/Reopening of groups after Christmas

14/1 – Cyngor ar Ynni CAB Grwp Llangefni Group CAB Energy advice

19/1 – Cyfeiriannu a cherdded/Orienteering and walk

28/1 – SVB Grwp Llangefni Group

31/1 – Tim Adferiad – Adfer trwy gerddoriaeth/Team Recovery – Recovery through music, \Penrallt

Contact:  Huw  0754 9956002   [email protected] 

National Diversity Awards 2014

Nominations Open in February for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards!

The-Awards-CategoriesThe National Diversity Awards in association with Microsoft is a celebration of the outstanding achievements of positive role models and community organisations across the UK.

A collection of some of the nation’s most inspirational and selfless people gather each year to recognise the country’s rich tapestry, honouring those from grass root communities who have contributed to creating a more diverse and inclusive society.

If your organisation is a strong representative of true diversity or you would wish to nominate then please do not hesitate to get involved with this initiative.

The National Diversity Awards is a prestigious black tie event sponsored by companies that have developed an open and inclusive culture and are striving to build a more diverse and stable workforce.

The concept for The National Diversity Awards arose when The Diversity Group identified an urgent need for more positive role models to be actively promoted, empowering and inspiring the wide breadth of communities across the UK.

Our aims and what we inspire to accomplish by holding these ceremonies

  • The promotion of Equality and Diversity
  • To create role models from all sections of society
  • The elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age
  • Celebrate the achievements of people, community/charity organisations and companies that strive for a more inclusive society.
  • Highlight how diverse communities have contributed to the economy of The United Kingdom

The National Diversity Awards have gained support from the likes of Stephen Fry, Brian Dowling and several paralympians such as Jody Cundy, Sarah Storey and Ade Adepitan.

If ever there was a time to celebrate and elevate the truly staggering diversity of talent the UK has to offer, it is now – opportunities are thin and deprived communities need motivation and inspiration.  Nominations will open Monday 3rd February for you to put forward your local heroes and organisations.

Award categories include: Positive Role Model, Community Organisation, Entrepreneur of Excellence, Diversity Company & Lifetime Achiever. Various awards are split into age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith & Religion.

For more information on The National Diversity Awards please visit:

You will be able to nominate through the website above, or for a nomination form please email [email protected]


Mental Health First Aid Training – few places left

Book now for January Course

There are still some places left for our Mental Health First Aid course that takes place on 21st and 22nd January.

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Mental Health First Aid

Is there anyone in your organisation who knows what to do in a mental health crisis? Take the course and you will be one of the few who knows what to do and is confident about putting that knowledge into action.

Five good reasons to attend MHFA (Wales)

  1. Most people don’t know what to do in a mental health crisis. Take the course and you will be one of the few who knows what to do and is confident about putting that knowledge into action.
  2. You will learn how to recognise when a person might need help and the best way to approach them.
  3. You could save a life by learning basic suicide intervention skills.
  4. You will learn what protects your own and other people’s mental health.
  5. You will learn new skills that are useful in every part of your life .


To book a place please download the Booking Form and return it to [email protected].

Spring 2014 Training - Booking form (404 downloads)

A plain black and white version in Word is also available.

Spring 2014 Training - Booking Form Plain B&W (400 downloads)

You can also download a Bi-lingual flyer with all course dates.

Spring Training programme 2014 (1 download)

All spring 2014 dates and locations for Mental Health First Aid

  • 21 & 22 January: Sbectrwm, Fairwater, Cardiff £120
  • 5 & 7 February: Small World Theatre, Cardigan £120
  • 11 & 12 February: Sbectrwm, Fairwater, Cardiff £120
  • 4 & 5 March: Galeri, Caernarfon £120
  • 19 & 20 March: CAVO, Lampeter £120

MHFA is taught over the course of 2 days to groups of up to 14 participants at a time. You can either book an in-house course if you have enough staff to benefit from this, sign up to a advertised course or alternatively, let us know that you are interested in booking a place for yourself or a small number of participants at a particular location and we will run a course when enough interested people are signed up.