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Mental Health Support for All.

A 24-hour phone line for well-being and mental health support for people living in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire has gone live.

In June 2022, Hywel Dda University Health Board became the first health board in Wales to launch a dedicated mental health advice service, offering support for all age groups through the established 111 call line.

From November 11, 2022, the phone line will have extended hours, making support accessible day and night.

People will be able to access the service by phoning 111 and selecting option 2 where they will be put through to a mental health practitioner.

Stress control is 6 sessions, with each session lasting 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Stress control is a lecture style class – it is not somewhere you have to share your personal problems.

Instead, we learn how to control our symptoms of stress, such as anxiety and depression.

Mae 6 sesiwn, a phob un rhwng 90 munud a 2 awr.

Mae’n ddosbarth arddull darlith – nid yw’n le y mae’n rhaid i chi rannu eich problemau personol.

Byddwch yn dysgu sut i reoli eich symptomau straen, megis gor-bryder ac iselder.

ACTivate Your Life is 4 sessions, with each session lasting 90 minutes to 2 hours.

ACTivate is a lecture style class – it is not somewhere you have to share your personal problems.

Instead, we learn how to control our symptoms of stress, such as anxiety and depression.

Mae ACTivate yn 4 sesiwn, a phob un rhwng 90 munud a 2 awr.

Mae’n ddosbarth arddull darlith – nid yw’n le y mae’n rhaid i chi rannu eich problemau personol.

Byddwch yn dysgu sut i reoli eich symptomau straen, megis gor-bryder ac iselder.

Mae llinell ffôn 24 awr ar gyfer cymorth llesiant ac iechyd meddwl i bobl sy’n byw yn Sir Gaerfyrddin, Ceredigion a Sir Benfro wedi mynd yn fyw.

Ym mis Mehefin 2022, Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda oedd y bwrdd iechyd cyntaf yng Nghymru i lansio gwasanaeth cyngor iechyd meddwl pwrpasol, gan gynnig cymorth i bob grŵp oedran drwy’r llinell alw 111 sefydledig.

O’r wythnos hon ymlaen (Tachwedd 11, 2022), bydd gan y llinell ffôn oriau estynedig, gan wneud cymorth yn hygyrch ddydd a nos.

Bydd pobl yn gallu cael mynediad at y gwasanaeth drwy ffonio 111 a dewis opsiwn 2 lle byddant yn cael eu trosglwyddo i ymarferydd iechyd meddwl.

Early Diagnosis Saves Lives

Your NHS GP Experience Survey.

Cliciwch yma i weld yr arolwg yn Gymraeg.

The experience that you received when dealing with the practice is important to us. This might be a face to face appointment with your doctor or another health care professional, a telephone call or another type of practice interaction.

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey so that we can understand your views and experiences. We will ask you questions about your latest experience when dealing with the practice, please help us by giving your honest opinion.

If there is anything we have not asked you, please use the space at the end of this survey to tell us.  Click here to view the survey.

Cervical Screening Wales.

There are about 160 cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in Wales every year.

It is the most common cancer in people with a cervix under the age of 35.

Screening can pick up cell changes and, if needed, these changes can be treated to prevent a cancer progressing.

Screening is a test for cell changes that could lead to cancer if left untreated.  Screening is not a test for cancer, but sometimes the test does pick up early cancers. Cervical cancers found early can be easier to treat.

Cervical Screening Wales is responsible for the NHS cervical screening programme in Wales, including sending invitations.  We get your details from your doctor’s list, so it is important that your doctor has your correct name and address.

Cervical Screening Wales would like to reassure women and people with a cervix aged 24-49 that cervical screening is both safe and effective.  They have created videos in both Welsh and English to show why cervical screening is important and to tell us about recent changes to the frequency of screening.

GP Practice Pharmacy of the Year 2021

Furnace House Surgery has been awarded the GP Practice Pharmacy of the Year Award 2021.    Click here for further information.

 

Veterans NHS Wales - New Facebook Page

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Veterans NHS Wales in Hywel Dda University Health Board, we have launched a Facebook group.  This group is here for anyone interested in learning more about military and veterans mental health. 

We want to share information about military and veterans mental health and tell you about the work that Veterans NHS Wales is doing. By sharing this information, we want to help people understand veterans’ mental health.  We want to make people aware of the support that is available for veterans and their families and highlight the work that’s going on in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, and the wider community. We want this group to create a safe space for people to share ideas.

Below is the link to join:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/3961919860589192