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mental health

Mental Health Support for All.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is 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.

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.

The service will be accessible 7 days a week from 9.00am through to 11.30pm, with plans in place to move to a 24/7 operating hours later in the year.

Cefnogaeth Iechyd Meddwl i Bawb.

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yw’r bwrdd iechyd cyntaf yng Nghymru i lansio gwasanaeth cyngor iechyd meddwl pwrpasol, gan gynnig cymorth i bob grŵp oedran drwy’r llinell alwad 111 sefydledig.

O heddiw ymlaen 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.

Bydd y gwasanaeth ar gael 7 diwrnod yr wythnos o 9.00am hyd at 11.30pm, gyda chynlluniau ar waith i symud i oriau gweithredu 24/7 yn ddiweddarach yn y flwyddyn.

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.

Your NHS GP Experience Survey

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.

PiPA Parenting Intervention to Prevent affective disorders in high-risk Adolescents

The PIPA trial will explore the effectiveness of online resources for parents’carers to help reduce depression and anxiety in young people.  The trial is open to families of those aged 11-15 years in the UK.  It will aim to improve knowledge of mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people, offering tips and strategies to help support young people.


Phone:  02476 574316

Register your interest here.