What We Do
Brecon and District Mind supports people in the community affected by mental illness and distress. We offer a range of services and our diverse staff team will be able to help you with whatever issues you are facing. We accept self – referrals so please call us on 01874 611529 to get in touch and arrange some support. Please take a look at our services page to find the support that is right for you.
How we work
We provide our services in four places within the Brecon Beacons National Park in mid-Wales, our centre in Brecon, Hay-on-Wye, Talgarth and Crickhowell. The people who make use of our services are at the heart of the organisation. Our services are delivered by an experienced and friendly team of staff and volunteers, overseen by a Senior Management Team and the Board of Trustees; and supported by an active Friends Group.
If you need support or just have a general query then please get in touch with us.
Get involved with Brecon & district Mind, we need the support of the community and there are plenty of volunteer roles available.
Donations are vital to Brecon & District Mind, we are very greatful to all our donors both large and small.
Q1: How do I access Mind Brecon & District services?
A1: You can download our referral form and send it in, drop us an email or just give us a ring – CONTACT DETAILS
Q2: Do I have to pay for the support?
A2: No, the majority of our services are free of charge. We want to ensure everyone has access to mental health support when they need it. If you are able to make a donation towards the support you have received this will enable us to reach even more people in our community. Our counselling service currently provides six free sessions after which there is a small charge.
Q3: Can I volunteer for Mind Brecon & District?
Q4: What do I do if I need support out of office hours?
A4: Our Twilight Sanctuary service is available from 7pm to 11pm 5 nights a week (not Tues or Sat). Practitioners are on hand to answer your call on 01874 793118
Q5: How quickly can I be seen?
A5: Our Wellbeing Practitioners are available usually the same day if that’s what you’d like. Our other services can be accessed within a week and we can always offer ongoing wellbeing support during this time.
Q6: Can I bring a friend/ family member with me?
A6: Yes! We appreciate that making the first step to ask for help takes a lot of courage and you are therefore welcome to bring someone with you for additional support, even a well behaved canine pal.
Q7: What do I do if the support doesn’t help?
A7: Different things help different people. Sometimes it involves a bit of trial and error to find the right support for you. It’s important to be open to a range of options and our staff can help you decide on the right approach. Most importantly – stay hopeful! We’re here to help.
Q8: What do I do if I’m worried about my mental health?
A8: Just talk, to someone you trust. This could be your GP, a friend or family member. Our Wellbeing Practitioners are on hand; to listen and help you work out whatever’s going on for you and access the right support for you.
Q9: Do you have parking?
A9: Unfortunately not at our Community Wellbeing Centre in Brecon. Morrison’s supermarket offers a pay and display car park and is within a minute of our centre. Our Projects Centre, Ty Penyfan – does have ample parking for groups meeting there.