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Conference participants

Mind Cymru

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.


Diverse Cymru

Diverse Cymru works in Wales to promote equality for all – among other things, we provide support, services and advice to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people throughout Wales who are affected by mental ill health


Samaritans volunteers are available 24/7 and offer a safe and confidential space for someone to talk about how they’re feeling and helps them to find their own way forward. You can call for free day or night on 116 123 or call in Welsh on 0808 164 0123 every day between 7pm-11pm. If you’d prefer to write things down, you can email

Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is a UK charity whose vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Prevention is at the heart of all of our work. Our office in Cardiff is committed to improving mental health services and promoting mental wellbeing for everyone in Wales.


Hafal is Wales’ leading charity for people with serious mental illness and their carers. Covering all areas of Wales, Hafal is an organisation managed by the people it supports: individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Underpinning our services to clients is our own unique Recovery Programme. Based on modern principles of self-management and empowerment, Hafal’s programme offers clients a methodical way of achieving recovery by focusing on improving all areas of their life.

West Wales Action for Mental Health

West Wales Action for Mental Health (WMHAMH) is a registered Mental Health Charity working to improve mental health support and understanding across West Wales.


Caniad supports people who want to have their voices heard, influence decisions, and help to shape mental health and substance misuse services.

Please contact us for more information

Service User and Carer Forum (via Practice Solutions)

The Wales Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum are a group of people with lived experience of mental health issues and their friends and families. We directly influence decision making at a local and national level including Welsh Government, Health Boards, Local Authorities, and local organisations. Some of the issues we are addressing include; Stigma and Discrimination, Suicide Prevention, Care and Treatment Planning, Ending Coercive Practice and Electro Convulsion Therapy (ECT), and campaigning for a more “whole person - whole life” people led approach.

We are a welcoming group who support each other and would like more people to join us who can bring their unique experiences to the Forum.

The Forum is led by its members and normally meets at least 3 or 4 times a year with additional working groups for those who want to be more involved.

If you would like to get involved in the forum or to find our more please email, call 01443 808060 / 07563 928694, or go to the mental health forum