Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth I Deuluoedd - Family Information Service

Volunteering Matters Mind Matters Project - Children and young people's activities


What we do

We are offering 6 hours of basic training in Mental Health and Wellbeing to young people aged between 16-25, with the hope of producing a network of "Mental Health Champions" who can, on a voluntary basis, feed this back into their communities, through the delivery of supported workshops.

Participants will receive all necessary training, including presentation skills, mental health including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, the Gwent 5 ways to wellbeing campaign, safeguarding and autism awareness sessions. Opportunities are given to complete first aid and other training and to work on our other peer-led projects.

Participants can help us to develop the youth-led project by workshop building, taking place in a youth panel and attending social hubs.

This peer-led approach to workshop delivery is effective in getting important messages across to young people and we have been successful using this model in many schools and colleges and youth services across Gwent.

Who do we support

Young people between 16 and 25 are eligible to attend the training sessions. If they decide to go on to volunteer, they will deliver the project to beneficiaries aged 14-25. We are also happy to consider volunteer peer mentors to assist with delivery, and volunteers over 16 to assist with admin on the project.

We invest our time in helping everyone reach their potential and can tailor our training to the needs of participants - we have projects for people with learning disabilities for ages 16-35, and in turn, people with learning disabilities/autism run sessions for their peers, such as our art group.

We are able to deliver some of our workshops/projects through the Welsh language and are working to expand on this.

Schools, colleges and other youth organisations can benefit from our workshop sessions. Please contact us if you are an organisation working with youth that would benefit from peer-led mental health and wellbeing awareness sessions across Gwent.

Is there a charge to use this service?

No

Can anyone use this service?

No referrals are needed. Anyone within the age range can use the service.

Service details for this children and young people's activities

Language: Bilingual

  • Able to support children with disabilities Yes Our experienced and qualified youth workers are able to deliver services to young people with disabilities, provided they are 16 years+ for volunteers, 14 years+ for beneficiaries of the projects. We do not currently support/offer services to anyone under the age of 14.
  • Are staff DBS checked? Yes



 Address

 You can send post here:

Suite 1
Portland Buildings
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

 You can visit us here:

Suite 1
Portland Buildings
Pontypool
NP4 6JS



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 Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets
  • Access by ramps/level access

 Opening times

Generally, Monday-Friday 9.30am to 3.00pm,
Please call ahead of your visit to ensure someone is available to see you.