Mental Health Services is part of the social care element of social services. This section is aimed at providing you with general information about Mental Health Services, information on how people can access our services and key information/guidance for all social care practitioners and support staff.
The Directorate in partnership with the Cwm Taf Local Health Board are committed to supporting people with Mental Health difficulties to live as independently as possible within their community.
At Keir Hardie Health Park, we aim to be friendly, welcoming and professional. We offer a range of services for people with mental health difficulties who live in the County Borough of Merthyr Tydfil. We can also help you to get in contact with other specialist services if you need them.
Your Community Mental Health Team is made up of different types of mental health professionals. These include:
- Occupational Therapists;
- Social Workers;
- Community Psychiatric Nurses and Health Care Assistants
We also have administration staff and domestic staff who support the team.
We can help you to plan your care, as well as providing different types of support. We can work with you for a short or a long period. We aim to enable you to improve your mental health, and cope with any long term effects of having mental health problems.
Referral and Getting Seen
You can be referred to the team by many people including:
- General Practitioner;
- Other health or social care professionals (e.g. health visitors, social workers);
- Voluntary group (like a drop-in provided by a mental health charity)
If the referral is appropriate for our service, you will usually receive an appointment so that we can meet with you at the Health Park. We can see you at home, though only if you have exceptional difficulty getting to the Health Park.
When you first meet with a staff member they will assess your mental health needs with you by looking at your concerns and difficulties. Depending on your needs, one of the following will happen:
- You will be offered a service by the team;
- You will be referred to another agency who can give you more appropriate support.
- In some cases you may not need any further support at the current time.
You can write, telephone or call to see us in person:
Mental Health Department
Keir Hardie Health Park
Telephone: 01685 351100
9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Please note: during these times a duty officer is available to take referrals or to offer support, information or advice. If you have an emergency outside of office hours ring 01443 849944. Other services are available which can be found in “A Guide to Services for Mental and Emotional Wellbeing” available in G.P. surgeries, Libraries etc.
We are situated off the A470 after the Cyfarthfa Retail Park.
There is a car park area outside the building, and ramp access is available.