Featured Advocate: Louise and Angela from Merthyr & The Valleys Mind for better mental health 7/14

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Louise Gaw and Angela Griffiths. We advocate because they can apply their own experiences and empathy when supporting the needs of others. We support over 400 people a year in one of the most deprived areas in Wales. They are true fantastic at what they do.

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Merthyr & The Valleys Mind | for better mental health

The object of Merthyr and the Valleys Mind is to “promote the preservation and the safeguarding of mental health and the relief of persons suffering from mental disorder in association with Mind (National Association for Mental Health) in accordance with the aims and objectives of Mind”

In accordance with this Merthyr and the Valleys Mind:-

Provide a range of quality services to adults with experience of mental or emotional distress
Provide opportunities for people to directly influence the progression of Merthyr and the Valleys Mind
Assist in developing continuous good practice in local mental health services
Support the well being of the community and raise public awareness of mental health issues
Maintain a skilled workforce who support and empower the well being of people with experience of mental or emotional distress
Reduce stigma by promoting equality for people with mental health or emotional difficulties.

We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem.

But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling to get the support they need. Still unable to access the services that could change their life. Still facing prejudice and misunderstanding.

Mind believes no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner. And we’ll push for a better deal and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Through our network of local Minds we also provide direct support to almost 250,000 people each year.

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