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Section 64 Third Sector Mental Health Grant 2018-2021

The scheme funds specific mental health projects on an all-Wales basis. These help supplement and enhance the services already being provided by NHS Wales and Welsh local authorities.

Applications were sought from Third Sector organisations across Wales. The projects are in accordance with strategic aims set out in Together for Mental Health and its supporting delivery plan (2016-19). 

Projects funded through the grant 

Action for Children 

The project aims to prevent mental health problems developing among children by improving the information available. Its intention is to change attitudes to mental health by addressing stigma and discrimination.

Action for Children  

Alzheimer’s Society 

The project aims to give the public a better understanding of dementia by providing clear information on what people can do to help reduce the stigma, discrimination and fear surrounding dementia. 

The project will also enable and inspire people to become Dementia Friend Champions.  These champions will give their time and skills to improve the lives of those affected by dementia.

Alzheimer's Society  

Diverse Cymru

The project aims to improve understanding of mental health issues and dementia among Black and Minority Ethnic adults, young people and children. This will include highlighting the support available for organisations, helping them achieve the Diverse Cymru Cultural Competency Quality Mark, and provide advice and guidance via partnerships with policy makers and front line organisations.

Diverse Cymru  

Gofal

This project will use self-management and peer support approaches with young people, aiming to prevent them from needing adult services. It also aims to help those transitioning from Child and Adolescent to Adult mental health services.

Gofal  

Hafan Cymru

The project aims to support Men’s Sheds Cymru and existing Hafan Cymru networks.  It will work to enable men and their families to:
  • overcome issues, 
  • be more engaged in their communities and 
  • develop self advocacy skills.
Men's Shed Cymru 
Hafan Cymru  

Mind Cymru

The project aims to enable people with lived experience and community organisations to lead peer support activity. 

It will also increase access to and availability of peer support.

Mind Cymru   

National Youth Advocacy Service

The project aims to improve mental health for vulnerable young people experiencing mental health problems by involving them in their care plan. 

The project will promote their involvement in their care plan and also intervene where necessary in care transitioning from child to adult mental health services. 

It will also provide support and information for parents/carers whose children/young people are suffering from mental health conditions.

National Youth Advocacy Service

Samaritans

The project aims to show the practical support available to those in emotional distress, and enable them to understand more about issues around suicide and the part they can play to address them.

The project will also help those who are working to reduce suicide at a policy level. 

Samaritans 

The Wallich

The project aims to create an in-house network of suitable psychotherapists. 

This will make flexible counselling and psychotherapy available when and where it is most needed during a mental health crisis.  

The Wallich