Well-being Officer

Sometimes patients visit their GP for reasons other than medical issues as a result of not knowing where to get support for their wider social issues, which have a significant, negative impact on their health. There is increasing acceptance that sources of support in local communities have an important role to play alongside clinical care or even as an alternative in improving someone’s individual health and wellbeing outcomes. Wellbeing services offer people a wide range of sources of support within the community, improving emotional and physical wellbeing and reducing social isolation. The services are often provided by people working and volunteering in the third sector or independent sector, complementing the role played by statutory organisations. 

Providing support to health and social care professionals and organisations to improve the well-being of our patients, our well-being officer at Furnace House Surgery is  Michaela Harding, if you would like to contact Michaela please call 01267 236616

Twilight Sanctuary

Wellbeing Walks are now being organised in your local area.  

The group walks are led by friendly, trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.

The walks are short and over easy terrain. They are open to everyone, but are especially aimed at those who are least active.  With all of the physical and mental health benefits associated with walking, now seems a great time to see when your nearest walk is taking place.  Click here for more information.  Please note due to Covid-19 restrictions you must register online prior to the meeting.

Furthermore, people across Wales aged 16 and over experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression or stress can now access free online 12 week SilverCloud online therapy course without needing to go through their GP via their smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.  More information can be found on the link below:


  • You must have mild – moderate levels of depression, anxiety or stress as this service is not suitable for moderate – severe symptoms.
  • You must have a GP in Wales or be a resident in Wales.
  • You must not be receiving secondary care services.

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.

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.