Valleys Steps 1st Anniversary Celebration
Valleys Steps 1st Anniversary and Well-being Celebration Event 28th April
To celebrate the achievements and mark the first birthday of Valleys Steps, a special event was held at the Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd.
The morning provided visitors the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of Mindfulness and Stress Control and get involved with a range of interactive activities run by Valleys Steps and other well-being agencies under the ‘5 ways to well-being’ banner.
Attendees had the opportunity to attend short taster sessions with the team, providing a flavour of the full six week courses. It also provided visitors with information on the variety of services and support available across Rhondda Cynon Taf, and how people can volunteer with Valleys Steps.
The afternoon featured a number of prominent Keynote speakers, including the Minister for Health, Vaughan Gething, and local Cynon Valley AM, Vikki Howells, who discussed the role of preventative mental health services, the importance of looking after emotional well-being and how it impacts on all areas of people’s life.
Vaughan Gething said “Valleys Steps is so important in providing access and de-medicalising…I want to increase access to services like Valleys Steps”.
The Chairman of Cwm Taf University Health Board, Dr Chris Jones, stated “that in his 37 years working in Health Care Valleys Steps is the thing I am most proud of.”
Service Manager, Felicity Crump, commented “The event was a great opportunity to see how much has been achieved by Valleys Steps and what our courses can do to boost people’s well-being. It was also good to see people finding out about other related services in the community.”
“It was fantastic to have so much support for the event and the work of Valleys Steps, and to give people the chance to see what an impact the service can have in improving mental health in the population.”
Valleys Steps Ltd