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Local Opportunities

Find opportunities in your local area to look after your wellbeing

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Below are links to help you find a wide range of activities and support to look after your wellbeing, in your area.

Select an option to drop down to the relevant section of the page.

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Connect

Find local opportunities in your area to connect with others.

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Connect

Find local opportunities in your area to connect with others.

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Be active

Discover physical activity opportunities in your area to keep yourself active.

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Be active

Discover physical activity opportunities in your area to keep yourself active.

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Take notice

Discover local opportunities to stay mindful and keep yourself aware of the present moment.

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Take notice

Discover local opportunities to stay mindful and keep yourself aware of the present moment.

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Keep learning

Find local opportunities to keep learning new things.

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Keep learning

Find local opportunities to keep learning new things. .

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Giving

Find local opportunities in your area to give to others in your community.

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Giving

Find local opportunities in your area to give to others in your community.

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Dewis Cymru

Dewis Cymru is the place to go if you want wellbeing information or advice for you or someone else. You can browse Dewis Cymru by selecting what matters to you and searching by postcode. Each page provides a link to our resource directory, where you’ll find local and national organisations and services that may be able to help.

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Wellbeing for children and young people

Select Children and young people and you’ll find a range of information relating to

  • Being safe and feeling safe,
  • Being healthy,
  • Learning and development,
  • Taking part, being sociable and making a positive contribution,
  • Managing money and home

Wellbeing for adults

Select ‘Adults’ and you’ll find a range of information relating to services for

  • Being well,
  • Being social,
  • Being at home,
  • Being safe,
  • Managing your money,
  • Looking after someone
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Integrated Wellbeing Networks Gwent

This site is aimed at helping you and us to work collectively to support wellbeing, as well as providing information and advice on how you can help yourselves, family, friends, neighbours and communities.

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GAVO Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations

GAVO support and advise organisations, community groups and individuals on all aspects of volunteering and provide training and advice for volunteers.

Local Projects by GAVO
Blaenau Gwent:

Communities for Work focus on reducing the number of people aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training, and increasing the employability of economically inactive/ long-term unemployed adults.

Caerphilly:

The Early Language Development Team help support young children and families across the borough, through fun-filled groups where they can explore, play, learn and love language.

Monmouthshire:

GAVO’s Carers Co-Ordinator supports carers by keeping them well-informed and promoting their wellbeing and their rights. The Carers Co-Ordinator also organises day trips and other fun activities throughout the year to help give carers some well-deserved respite.

Newport:

GAVO’s Newport Parent Participation Officer provides support to parents and carers by getting their voices heard to ensure that decisions are made with parents and not for them – all views and opinions are taken seriously and listened to. Parents can also get help with setting up their own parent support groups.

The Education Programme for Patients Team provide a fantastic range of self-management health and wellbeing courses and workshops for people living with, or caring for someone with, a health condition. Including: Living with Long Term Health Conditions, Living with Chronic Pain and Cancer – ‘Thriving & Surviving’. All courses are delivered by friendly Volunteer Tutors, whom have similar health conditions and have been EPP course participants in the past. In response to the first lockdown, these courses are now offered virtually through Zoom.

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Torfaen Voluntary Alliance

TVA provide help and advice to volunteers, those who wish to start volunteering and organisations who recruit volunteers. TVA supports community based organisations, and social enterprise development in Torfaen and surrounding areas.

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Infoengine

Infoengine is a directory of voluntary and community services offering information and support in Wales.

Discover local services in your area by using the search bar to the right or visit the Infoengine website using the link below.

Community Connectors

Community Connectors work with individuals, groups and organisations across the area to provide information and advice about support, help you to find activities in your area and help you to meet more people in your community.

Community Connectors aim to:

  • Promote wellbeing
  • Reduce social isolation
  • Help people feel part of their community
  • Promote independence
  • Provide information & advice on suitable community groups and activities
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Local activities by Community Connectors
Blaenau Gwent:

Blaenau Gwent Council has a number of ‘Community Connectors’ working throughout the Borough to reconnect people back into their communities. Community Connectors also work with many groups and organisations within communities to help people find activities and groups that can benefit their own wellbeing.

Blaenau Gwent 01495 315700

Caerphilly:

Caerphilly Council has Community Connectors working with adults throughout the borough. They will aim to reconnect people with their communities by helping them find suitable activities and groups, linking people together who have similar interests and encouraging participation within their community.

Monmouthshire:

Community Connections supports people who are socially isolated in Monmouthshire to feel part of their community by providing volunteer befrienders. We bring people together either on a one-to-one basis or in social activity groups.

Monmouthshire 01600 888481

Newport:

Community Connectors work with individuals, groups and organisations across the Newport area to provide information and advice about support, help you to find activities in your area and help you to meet more people in your community.

Newport 01633 235650

Torfaen

Torfaen Connectors support and enable people to find suitable activities, groups and networks that join like-minded people who may have similar interests. This helps encourage participation and engagement in the community and builds self-confidence, resilience and wellbeing.

Torfaen 01495 742397

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