The Mental Health Development Service (MHDS), based at SCVS supports Swansea’s 3rd sector to be more informed, involved and supported with regards to mental health & well-being, whilst also exploring avenues for service development.  

Acting as a conduit between all sectors, its purpose is to foster dialogue and develop strong partnerships.The service also provides mental health related information to the voluntary and statutory sector, service users, carers and the general public.

 

SCVS Mental Health Development Team May 2018 

      

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019     

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th May, and this year’s theme is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. Get involved.

Body image issues can affect all of us at any age. During the week the Mental Health Foundation will be publishing new research, considering some of the reasons why our body image can impact the way that we feel, campaigning for change and publishing practical tools.

Last year the Mental Health Foundation found that 30% of all adults have felt so stressed by body image and appearance that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. That’s almost 1 in every 3 people.

Body image issues can affect all of us at any age and directly impact our mental health.

However there is still a lack of much-needed research and understanding around this.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation:

  • will be publishing the results of a UK-wide survey on body image and mental health.
  • will look at body image issues across a lifetime – including how it affects children and young people, adults and people in later life.
  • will also highlight how people can experience body image issues differently, including people of different ages, genders, ethnicities and sexualities
  • will use research to continue campaigning for positive change and publish practical tools to help improve the nation’s relationship with their bodies

The good news is that we can tackle body image through what children are taught in schools, by the way we talk about our bodies on a daily basis and through policy change by governments across the UK.

For more information, click here to visit the official Mental Health Awareness Week website

Click on the boxes below to find out more about the different aspects of the Mental Health Development Service.......

Mental Health Support

Helpline and support service phone numbers.

Resources

The SCVS Mental Health Development Service produces a range of resources for people in Swansea with mental health issues and those who support them.

Mental Health Information Service

We provide mental health related information to the voluntary and statutory sector, service users, carers and the general public. 

Mental Health Forum

The Mental Health Forum is an umbrella group of organisations working in the City and County of Swansea who have an interest in mental health and emotional well-being.

Children & Young People's Mental Health Forum

The Children & Young People's Mental Health Forum aims to establish and increase dialogue between organisations who support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing in Swansea.

Representation

The service is an active member, where appropriate, in local and regional forums, networks and strategic planning processes. The service also promotes the role of the third sector in local and regional service provision and explores development opportunities in mental health and emotional well-being.

For more information on the Mental Health Development Service please contact:

  • Helen Foster, Mental Health Development Officer at SCVS on 01792 544021 / [email protected]
  • Rachael Jenkins, Mental Health Development Officer at SCVS on 01792 544020 / [email protected]
  • Beth Preston, Mental Health Information Officer at SCVS on 01792 544030 / [email protected]

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