Gwynedd Mental Health Partnership

Invite to a Workshop – Helping the People of Gwynedd who are dealing with a Mental Health Problem


The Gwynedd Mental Health Learning Partnership was established recently with the aim of sharing learning opportunities within Gwynedd to help residents and their carers who are recovering from mental health issues.  This includes improving access opportunities to aid recovery and to improve their health and wellbeing.

We are keen to learn from staff, Gwynedd residents and their carers about what is currently available for people who are dealing with mental health problems?  What are the gaps?  What do we need to develop in response to people’s needs? 

Where and when?

The sessions will be held during March in different areas.

Come and join us for a cuppa, cake and chat in an informal setting.

  • Peblig Room, Institute Building, Caernarfon LL55 1AT  on Tuesday 6th March 10am – 12pm
  • Canolfan Congl Meinciau, Botwnnog LL53 8RA  on Thursday 8th March 10am – 12pm
  • Ty Siamas, Eldon Square, Dolgellau LL40 1RD on Friday 9th March 10am – 12pm

For Who?

The sessions are for any Gwynedd resident with a mental health problem, their carers, staff who work in the field, any person who has an interest and would like to contribute.


To register you can email or phone the Opus Team:

[email protected]

01286 682 730



Locws International are pleased to announce the start of the new outreach programme for this year. 

We are proud to work in partnership with Adult Learning Wales to deliver accredited learning and exciting experiences packed with endless skills to the following community groups and organisations:

  • Gorseinon Social Centre – Adults with disabilities
  • EYST – Ethnic Youth Support Team
  • Toronto Place – Adults with disabilities
  • Bloom Project – Asylum seekers and refugees
  • CCS Communities For Work – Supporting re-employment
  • Crisis – Helping homeless individuals
  • SNAP Cymru – Young people with disabilities 
  • The Wallich – Helping homeless individuals

Each year the programme has proven to be a successful initiative giving people a vital opportunity to learn film/media skills, gain accreditations, personal confidence, and employability skills. 

Since 1999, LOCWS International’s educational, public art and outreach learning programmes have significantly encouraged and empowered people of the region to take an active part in the arts, with a key focus on accessibility and inclusion for all communities. We received the ‘Lord Mayor’s Ambassador Award’ in 2014 in recognition of our work and were commended for our “wide reach across all communities”.

Crowdfunding for Social Causes

Worskshop in Cardiff 


On Monday the 5th of March Chuffed Community Leader Henry will be hosting a workshop on Crowdfunding for Charities and Social Causes in Cardiff at Rabble Studio.

Attending this event is a great opportunity to learn how to raise impact and run a successful crowdfunding campaign, all whilst networking with like-minded individuals and causes in Cardiff.

You can find out more information on the workshop and register half-price here:


Redhouse Cymru


Our new dance group IndepenDANCE is every Thursday from 4:30 – 5:30pm

£3.50 per session

Come along and join in the fun!



The aims of IndepenDance is:

  • to provide disabled children and young people of the community the opportunity to participate in dance activities in a safe and creative environment
  • to provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to experience the process of creativity through dance
  • to provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to develop their motor skills through dance
  • to provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to grow in confidence through performance opportunities

For further details please visit or email [email protected]

REDHOUSE Old Town Hall 
High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AE 

Twitter and Facebook handle bar is @redhousecymru

Community Music Wales

Weekly Music Sessions in 2018 – Ffyngau Band

Your chance to get involved and reawaken your passion for music with an outlet for your talents.

Maximise your creativity and learn new skills in a positive and enjoyable environment.

Every Friday from January 19th 2018

The Common Room

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff CF5 1QE

£4 per session

For further information please contact Community Music Wales on 029 2083 8060 

or email: [email protected]

Art workshops – Noddfa, Caernarfon

Ynys MonSpaces still left on our Noddfa art course in Caernarfon –

please get in touch if you would like to join in 01286 685279 /[email protected]

 Ynys Môn & Gwynedd Mind have creative arts workshops running in the Noddfa Centre, Cil Peblig, Caernarfon on Thursdays from November 2nd 2017 from 10am-1pm.

The nine week course is open to all and there will be an opportunity at the end of the course for participants to show their work in an exhibition.

In order to register a place on the course or for more information please contact the Ynys Môn & Gwynedd Mind team on 01286 685279 or [email protected] .  


Voluntary Arts Wales – Wrexham

Voluntary Arts WalesEveryday Creativity & Quality Principles Wrexham

A shared learning event for arts groups

Thursday 7 December 2017, Wrexham  10.30 – 15.30

Voluntary Arts Wales invites you to a shared learning event, exploring everyday creativity and quality principles for arts groups. 

The event is free. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions. Refreshments will be provided. 

Venue: Oriel Wrecsam, 11 Chester Street, Wrexham LL13 8BE
Times: 10:30 – 15:30
Booking: Please book by emailing [email protected] with your name and contact details, noting which session/s you’ll be attending, and if you have any dietary or access requirements.
Language: The event will be delivered in English. Let us know if you would like to contribute in Welsh.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Gareth Coles on 07833 580 313 or email [email protected].

For more information click on

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: [email protected] / 01286 685 279.


Ynys Môn a Gwynedd Mind
Uned 10, Galeri

Caernarfon LL55 1SQ
Swyddfa / Office: 01286 685279