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Community Support

Here you can browse our recommended online communities and resources that we feel may benefit you. There are sources for support with a variety of options ranging from Autistic Disorders, Counselling, Debt and many more.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Aspergers Syndrome Support Group:

A parent/carer support group for children of any age with Asperger Syndrome.  Monthly meeting.
Tel: 01685 886389

Autism Spectrum Connections Cymru

An Autism One Stop Shop (OSS) is a safe place for adults with an autism spectrum condition to access a wide range of advice and support.  It is also a place where they can take part in various social activities.

Tel: 02920 228794
Web: http://www.autisminitiatives.org/where-we-are/ascc/

Carer Support
Carers Assessment

If you are 16 years old or older and look after an adult on a regular basis, you are entitled to a Carers Assessment.  This may change with latest legislation. 

Tel: 01443 425003
Web:
socialservices@rctbc.gov.uk

 
RCT Carers Support project

 Tel: 0808 100 1801
 Facebook – Rhondda-Cynon-Taff-Carers-Support-Project

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CAMHS

Provide support for young people with emotional and psychological and psychiatric disorders.

Tel: 01443 443014

Counselling / Support Services
CRUSE Bereavement Care:

Provides counselling, advice and support to those who have been bereaved.

Tel: 01685 876020
Web: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
https://www.cruse.org.uk/merthyr-RCT


New Pathways

 Rape crisis and sexual abuse support services.

Tel:  01685 379310
Web: http://www.newpathways.org.uk/


The Lucy Faithful Foundation:

Is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse.
Web: https://www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk/stop-it-now-helpline-campaign.htm

 

Stop it Now

Our Stop it Now! Helpline is a confidential and Freephone service available to anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse, including:

  • adults worried about the behaviour of other adults or children and young people
  • those worried about their own sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children, including those with concerns about their online behaviour
  • friends and relatives of people arrested for sexual offending, including internet offending
  • any other adult with a concern about child sexual abuse – including survivors and professionals

Tel: Freephone 0808 1000 900
Email: help@stopitnow.org.uk
Web: www.stopitnow.org.uk


Eye to Eye


Counselling Service for young people

Tel: 01443 202940
Web: http://www.eyetoeyewales.co.uk/


MIND: Counselling Services

Tel:  01685 353 944
Web: https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/mind-cymru/

Chronic Pain
The Expert Patients Programme (EPP Cymru)

  EPP Cymru courses are about making you an expert in living your life to the full with your condition, not about making you an expert in the specific condition you have.

Tel: 01443 744800
Web: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?orgid=537

Domestic Abuse
Women’s Aid (RCT) 

Breaking the cycle of violence and abuse.

Tel: 01443 400791
Web: http://www.wa-rct.org.uk/
For all emergencies please call – 999


Drink wise age well

Helping people in Cwm Taf make healthier choices about alcohol as they age.

Web: https://drinkwiseagewell.org.uk/about/where-we-work/cwm-taf/
Tel: 0800 161 5780
wales@drinkwiseagewell.org.uk

Housing/Support
GOFAL

Supported housing, floating support, routes to recovery, crisis intervention and a hospital to home scheme.

Tel: 01443 845370
Web: www.gofal/org.uk

Physical wellbeing

Physical wellbeing and diet make a real impact on our emotional wellbeing the following are sources of advice around diet

Slimming World and Weight Watchers are weight management programmes which follow the NICE guidelines. They support individuals to reach a healthier weight in a group environment.

Slimming world: www.slimmingworld.com
Weight Watchers: www.weightwatchers.com

 

Food Co-ops

These provide fresh low cost fruit, vegetable and salad weekly.

Website: www.foodcoopswales.org.uk

 

NHS Weight Loss Plan

Free online downloadable guide.

The online guide is delivered through 12 weekly information packs full of diet, healthy eating and physical activity advice, including weekly challenges.

Web:  www.nhs.uk/Livewell/weight-loss-guide/Pages/losing-weight-getting-started.aspx

 

Joint Care Programme

12 week programme for patients with BMI over 30 with hip of knee pain. Includes exercise, nutrition education and practical cooking sessions. Health Professionals can refer onto the Joint Care Programme via JCP referral forms.

Leaflets are available from your local Public Health Wales team.
Please contact us to order on 01685 321440

More information around physical activity can be found via NHS Live Well Fitness: www.nhs.uk/livewell/fitness/Pages/Fitnesshome.aspx

 

Help Me Quit

(Stop Smoking Wales, Community Pharmacy, GP/Practice Nurse, MAMSS)

Help Me Quit was established in 2017 to make it easier for smokers to access NHS stop smoking support.

Help me Quit offer a range of services such as free group sessions, 121 support, telephone support and pharmacy support.  You can call 0800 085 2219 to self refer or with verbal permission you can refer an individual via e-referral. There are 49 pharmacies across Cwm Taf delivering 121 cessation support.

Web: www.helpmequit.wales

 

Mental Health Support

 

New Horizons

 New Horizons is a Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Resource Centre, based in Rhondda Cynon Taf. 

Tel: 01443 681881
Web: http://newhorizons-mentalhealth.co.uk/focus-groups/

 

Hafal: Recovery College

Tel: 01685 884918
Web:
http://www.hafal.org/in-your-area/rhondda-cynon-taf/

FURTHER INFORMATION

Mental Health Support Service Directory

For further information on a wide range of services and community resources please access the Mental Health Support Service Directory below, or visit the page directly by clicking here.

 

 

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