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Providing a bespoke and person centred service for anyone aged 16+ living in the Vale of Glamorgan, offering a range of different support and interventions.

You will initially be offered a full assessment which will highlight the areas you need help and support with, this may include making referrals to other specialist services where appropriate.  For example: counselling, housing, debt, benefits, employment, etc.

We can offer you face-to-face appointments (at our accessible locations listed below), telephonic, or online – whatever suits you.

Following your initial assessment you may be signposted into the following services:

Peer Support

Mind in the Vale offers face to face peer support in accessible locations around the Vale.
These relaxed peer support sessions give the opportunity to chat and meet other like minded people, offer a variety of fun activities and the occasional guest speaker. 

These sessions are for anyone who is struggling with their mental health, feeling isolated and would like to build confidence to access mainstream courses.  

Our peer support sessions are currently taking place in:


When: Tuesdays 10am – 2.30pm and Thursdays 10am – 3pm

Where: Penarth Methodist Church, Woodland Place Corner of, Stanwell Rd, Penarth CF64 2EX

*This venue offers disabled access. 

Western Vale 
When: Wednesday 1pm – 3pm

Where: Western Vale Mind, 15 Poundfield, Llantwit Major, CF61 1DL

If you would like to attend, just complete the online form (below) to register and book your place or call 01446 730792. You will be contacted to complete a telephonic assessment prior to your first session. 


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Guided Self Help & Social Prescribing

Our Guided Self Help is one to one and will help you identify and manage the issues that are impacting on your mental health.  This works over a period of 6 – 8 weeks.  This service is available face to face in GP practices or in one of our offices across the Vale.  We can also provide the service telephonically or virtually via online platforms.   Click here for more information and a self-referral form.

Job Retention

If you are experiencing mental health difficulties which are affecting your employment, or if your employment is affecting your mental health, please contact us to make an appointment or get some advice with one of our trained Job Retention Officers.


Please see individual pages for more information and to book onto:

·        Anger Management

Psycho-educational courses developed by Cardiff & Vale UHB Primary Mental Health Support Services.  For more information please click below:

·        ACTivate your life

·        Stress Control

·        Understanding Me

Employment and Education

If you are looking for advice on future employment or education opportunities, we work in partnership with and signpost to a range of employment and education providers, including Careers Wales, Cardiff and Vale College, Get Back on Track and more. 

Volunteering and Vocational Opportunities

We offer volunteering opportunities such as: peer support, retail experience in our shops, administration and governance. We also work in partnership with GVS to access volunteering in the local area. 


We offer outreach for people who really need help or support in their own homes. This will be established in your initial assessment.


Mind in the Vale doesn’t provide formal advocacy, however we can make a referral for you or talk to an expert. If you need help please visit Advocacy Support Cymru.



The Barry Centre is  located a short bus ride from the town centre, with nearby public transport. Parking is available in a free car park on our site.

31 Barry Road (The Old Cadoxton Clinic)
Barry, CF63 1BA
Tel: 01446730792


The Penarth centre is located just a short walk from Penarth train station.

Rear of 18 Station Road
CF64 3EP
Tel: 02920711534

Western Vale

Located in the town of Llantwit Major.  Free car parking is available and we’re a short distance from the bus and train station.

15 Pound Field,
Llantwit Major
CF61 1DL
Tel: 01446 796416

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