Ynys Mon & Gwynedd Mind

Ynys MonAnxiety Management
A course for young people  aged 14-18

Wednesdays 2-3pm  25 July   – 28 August    – Llangefni

A 6 week anxiety management course for young people (14-18)  running in Llangefni through the summer holiday, starting in late July.  The course looks at what anxiety is; how it affects us physically, emotionally and psychologically and how these factors influence our behaviour. We then use CBT methods and practice various mindfulness techniques so that the learners can put an action plan together to help them achieve their goals.

Please pass on this information to any people who may be interested in the course or get in touch if you need more information.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01286685279

Text :07531297847


Dementia and the Arts: A Day of Discussion

Dementia and the Arts: A Day of Discussion

10.30 am – 4.30 pm Saturday 16 June 2018
ŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd, LL52 0LW
Price (including lunch): £6


Accommodation is also available for a reasonable price: please contact us if interested. 

Simultaneous translation available for all Welsh-language discussions

Join Literature Wales at the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre for a bilingual day of discussion and presentations by experts in the field of arts for health and wellbeing. It will be an opportunity to listen and learn in the company of guest speakers from many different art disciplines who specialize in working with people living with dementia. There will also be plenty of opportunity to discuss and deliberate over lunch.

Speakers will include John Killick who has been writing poetry with people with dementia for 24 years, with eight books of poetry emerging from this work and six books on communication and creativity in dementia.

Beti George, a BBC Radio Cymru presenter and a tireless campaigner for better care for people living with dementia who will also share her experiences following the broadcasting of her BBC documentary in 2017 exploring her life caring for her partner, Beti and David: Lost for Words.

Poet and dramatist Patrick Jones will join us to share his experiences of unleashing stories, memories and poems for those living with dementia. He is the author of Before I Leave, a National Theatre Wales production about a choir for people living with dementia – based on real stories. The production will soon be adapted to film.

Gwion Hallam will also discuss his work in care homes, and will talk about the creative impact the work has had on his own writing as a poet.

We’ll reserve an hour in the afternoon for an Open Forum, a chance for anyone to speak about the subject. You’re welcome to give a short presentation or a talk, or a 20 minute workshop using your experience of working in the dementia and arts sector. Please contact us to discuss your idea if you’re interested to reserve a slot: [email protected]

The day is suitable for anyone interested in the arts, health and wellbeing, dementia research and more. For more information, contact us by phoning 01766 522811 or by emailing [email protected]

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


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 [email protected] 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.