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Health and well-being

Take advantage of the Council’s modern leisure centres or secure expert support for physical or mental health issues. 

Leisure Centres

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust leisure centres offer Modern gyms, a range of classes from Aqua Aerobics to Zumba and must more.

In addition, the centres offer as part of the Welsh Government Veterans Free Swimming Initiative free swimming to all veterans and as part of the Welsh Government Free Swimming Initiative free swimming opportunities for people 60 and over during school term time, 16 and under free swimming opportunities during school holidays and to families free swimming opportunities on weekends.
To see what’s on in Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centres please visit www.merthyrleisure.co.uk.

Sports Development

There is a Sports Development Team within the local authority to help signpost people to activities.
To see the activities they offer please visit www.activemerthyr.co.uk.

Mental Health - Veterans NHS

The primary aim of Veterans’ NHS Wales is to improve the mental health and well-being of veterans with a service related mental health problem. The secondary aim is to achieve this through the development of sustainable, accessible and effective services that meet the needs of veterans with mental health and well-being difficulties who live in Wales. Each Local Health Board (LHB) has appointed an experienced clinician as a Veteran Therapist (VT) with an interest or experience of military (mental) health problems. The VT will accept referrals from health care staff, GPs, veteran charities (including Change Step, Combat Stress, SSAFA, Royal British Legion) and self-referrals from ex-service personnel.
For more information please visit www.veteranswales.co.uk or telephone 0800 132 737.

Physical Disabilities

Support at home includes; adaptations, living aids, respite care, assistance with domestic chores, specialised transport, access to day centres and independent living houses that prepare you for independent life.
For more information please visit our Disabilities Section page or telephone 01685 725000.

Intermediate Care and Rehabilitation

This team could help you get back on your feet after an illness or injury. They set goals with you - from walking to the shops to stepping down the aisle –and work intensively with a range of therapies to make it happen.
For more information please visit: here or telephone: 01685 725000.

Substance Misuse

The new Drug and Alcohol Single Point of Access (www.daspa.org.uk) allows you to secure the help you need quickly and confidentially.
For more information please visit our Substance Misuse webpage. or telephone 0300 333 0000.

Carers

Thousands of people, including children and pensioners give their time to care for a loved one who is ill, disabled or affected by substance misuse or mental health issues. Carers need support too and there is an extensive amount available as well as dedicated help for young carers.
For more information please visit our carers section on the website or telephone 01685 725000.

Domestic Abuse

Affects people of all ages. The dedicated SMT Merthyr Tydfil offers all services under one roof so you can drop-in for assistance.
For more information please visit www.smt.org.uk.

Sensory Services

A team of experts can help those who are blind, partially-sighted or deaf helping you maintain independence and benefit from equipment that can help.
For more information please visit our sensory loss webpage or telephone 01685 725000.

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