Therapeutic

Support

Our mission is to continue to enrich nursing support provided by the NHS to ensure patients are treated with understanding and dignity in hospital and encouraged to participate in socialising activities in order to maintain their optimum well-being.


The provision of routine and therapeutic activities to  patients who are  ‘ready for transfer’  are awaiting placement in a care home or a complex package of care in their own home. We aim to increase their overall environmental, emotional and physical wellbeing whilst reducing their fears and confusion in a hospital setting.

Mental Health Matters Wales provides Therapeutic Activities situated in St David’s Hospital Cardiff  within the Cardiff and the Vale Health Board we have extensive experience working within in-patient settings providing meaningful person centered  activities such a reminiscing, walks, and bedside 1-2-1 befriending as well as some basic care such as lunch and dinner groups which aims to encourage interaction reducing isolation  increasing both nutritional and fluid intake and some basic care such as our pampering session which involves hair washing and styling by a qualified hairdresser. 

 

Often hospitals are frightening and disorientating for patient’s especially if they have a cognitive impairment, although hospital wards aim is to improve their overall Health and Wellbeing a patient’s often deteriorates rather than improves. Our Therapeutic Support Service makes every effort in creating friendly hospital environment. Our therapeutic activities focus on maintaining an existing/creating a new sense of identity and purpose. Providing a safe, friendly and adaptable network of support using evidence-based approaches including:


Validation

Creative

Activity

Reality Orientation

Socialisation

Physical Exercise


Check out our specific volunteer roles for this project

- Please go to our volunteering section or click here -  

MHM Wales are supporting visitors to see their loved ones in Angelton Clinic, Bridgend.

 

All visits are by appointment only – If you do not have an appointment please do not enter the hospital.


  • Visits will be for two people who must be next of kin and up to maximum of 20 minutes twice a week or one 40 minute visit a week.
  • Some patients may find a visit of 20 minutes to long and may have to end a visit early if this is the case please feel free to inform our wellbeing team.
  • If you or a member of your household feels unwell –you must not visit.
  • You must observe social distancing of 2 metres at all times.
  • Please walk on the left side of the corridors where possible.
  • You must listen to and adhere to staff advice on hand hygiene and infection control precautions on arriving and leaving the area.
  • You will need to wear a medical mask if you are shielding and the visit is essential.
  • Visitors who are not shielding may choose to wear a face covering, particularly if you are in a vulnerable group.
  • Food and drink may not be shared and gifts/flowers may not be bought in.
  • In essential circumstances please use the designated “visitor toilet” only
  • Outdoor visits are weather dependent and may be cancelled at relatively short notice if there is no alternative visiting area?
  • No Children can attend visits at this time.

 

If you do not have an appointment please refer to our www.mhmwales.org.uk website where you will find a visitors request form which can be completed and returned to MHM Wales via email to Angelton@mhmwales.org or contact the wellbeing Team on Monday to Friday  (9:00 to 10:00am) via telephone number 07 779 457 330  

 

We appreciate you would like to see your loved ones more frequently but at present we need to balance the safety of our patients and their increased wellbeing when seeing their family.

 

We have worked very hard to safeguard your relative and have had no COVID 19 cases in Angelton Clinic to date. Thank you for your support to ensure us to keep your loved one safe

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Our Support

Feedback

"It’s been a pleasure to see MHM with Patients.


I believe that the team should be on a broader scale"

- Familey Member

"Cant put into words how Fantastic MHM are and how Much Difference they make to the Patients"

"As a NHS Volunteer I feel Privileged to have met MHM"


- Hospital Staff Member

"Helps to get away from Bedside and mix with others. Helps to put a smile on my face,


happy with the lovely care"


- Patient


Mental Health Matters Wales








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