BAVO


Mental health and wellbeing

ONE IN FOUR of us experience mental health problems at some time in our lives.

Everyone will go through periods when they feel emotions such as stress and grief, but symptoms of mental illnesses last longer than normal and are often not a reaction to daily events. When these symptoms become severe enough to interfere with a person's ability to function, they may be considered to have a significant psychological or mental illness.

A person who is considered 'mentally healthy' is someone who can cope with the normal stresses of life and carry out the usual activities they need to in order to look after themselves; can realise their potential; and make a contribution to their community. However, your mental health or sense of 'wellbeing' doesn't always stay the same and can change in response to circumstances and stages of life.

Everyone will go through periods when they feel emotions such as stress and grief, but symptoms of mental illnesses last longer than normal and are often not a reaction to daily events. When these symptoms become severe enough to interfere with a person's ability to function, they may be considered to have a significant psychological or mental illness.

If you are an individual or a group from Bridgend County Borough who promotes positive mental health and wellbeing, or provide a service for people with a mental health issue, please contact BAVO.

We can give you information, training and advice on mental health policy, funding etc. If you are a mental health service user, or a carer, we work with other agencies in mental health service planning to best fulfill the needs of service users and carers.

If you want to set up a group we can give you advice about getting started and provide you with resources and access to other specialist groups who might be able to help you further.

Contact BAVO, T: 01656 810400, E: bavo@bavo.org.uk

 

Latest news ....

Western Bay 'Together for Mental Health' annual statement 2016-17 issued Front page of report

'Together for Mental Health' is the Welsh Government’s 10 year strategy to improve mental health and well-being in Wales. Published in October 2012, following significant engagement and formal consultation with key partner agencies, stakeholders, services users and carers, it is a cross- Government strategy and covers all ages. It encompasses a range of actions, from those designed to improve the mental well-being of all residents in Wales, to those required to support people with a severe and enduring mental illness.

This public facing report represents the annual statement that is produced each year by local partnership boards, for the October 2016 - October 2017 period. The report has been co-produced with service user and carer representatives and is a summary of progress to date against the actions. The document also provides an overview of future priorities.

Its sets out what has been achieved locally in a number of specific areas such as service user and carer involvement, partnership working, suicide reduction, perinatal mental health,  CAMHS, crisis care, Early interventions in psychosis etc. 

Read more about the progress locally here >>>