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The South Wales Valleys Samaritans

The South Wales Valleys Samaritans initiative has been developed over the last five years to help the people of Merthyr Tydfil and surrounding areas.

Project Overview

The South Wales Valleys Samaritans initiative has been developed over the last five years to help the local people of Merthyr Tydfil and the surrounding areas with social and economic issues such as mental health or poverty.

Our Aim

Our aim is to ensure that people know that there is always someone there to listen if they are having a difficult time, for example, with mental health or poverty.

Talking helps those with mental health and related emotional issues to offload and talk about their concerns, which is why we encourage people to reach out to us if they need extra support.

Our interactive sessions

Pre-pandemic, we would give talks on emotional health. Our dedicated team provide excellent interactive sessions in a variety of settings such as hospitals (including Prince Charles), schools, custody suites, town centres and community settings. Once this service is operational again, we’ll also be delivering these sessions to the cluster surgeries.

How to contact us if you need help

You can also contact the Samaritans national helpline on 116 123, which is available and free 24/7.

How we are currently operating during Covid-19 pandemic.

Virtually, we have delivered Working with Compassion workshops online during Covid-19. A toolkit that helps people in Wales feel more confident in recognising emotional distress, become more compassionate, improve listening skills and understand what to do with a disclosure.

For more information on The South Wales Valley Samaritans, visit their website.