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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 go to Merthyr Leisure

Sports Development

There is a Sports Development Team within the local authority to help signpost people to activities, they can be contacted by email or by telephone on 01685 727493.

Mental Health - Veterans NHS

The primary aim of Veterans’ NHS Wales is to improve the mental health and wellbeing 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 wellbeing 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: Veterans Wales 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 on the website or, el: 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 Tel: 01685 725000

Substance Misuse:

The new Drug and Alcohol Single Point of Access (DASPA) allows you to secure the help you need quickly and confidentially.

For more information please visit our Substance Misuse section on the website or,

Telephone: 0300 333 0000


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: here

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 web pages or telephone: 01685 725000

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