Helfa Gelf Open Studios 2018/19 programme

We are getting close to the time for opening registration for this year’s Open Studios event, and we have already been planning furiously.

We know we have funding for our Training Programme and you will have seen mailings about forthcoming events. 

However we don’t yet know whether we will get Arts Council Wales funding for the Open Studio event, and may not know until the end of March.   We are intending to go ahead in one form or another whether we get funding or not, and have an exciting programme of exhibitions lined up.  In any case Bronze membership, giving a year’s access to a webpage, exhibitions and reduced cost training benefits, will be going ahead unchanged.

Also we have been updating the website, with an attractive new look to the Home pages and a simplified registration process, which will require you to enter all information for the booklet before you pay – so make sure you have all the information you need to start with!

You may notice we have just advertised for a Project Coordinator, so if you are interested do get in touch via [email protected]for more information, or pass the details on to anyone else you think might like to do it.

If you have any questions please get in touch with your local cluster leader: 

Sara-Jane Harper – [email protected]
Ceri Wright – [email protected]

Honor Pedican – [email protected]

Tara Dean – [email protected]
Ruth Thomas – [email protected]
Rebecca Parrin – [email protected]

JudithSamuel – [email protected]

Sue Arney – [email protected]
Val Lewin – [email protected]
Anne Skinner – [email protected]

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