What we do

The Primary Care Mental Health Support Services are aimed at individuals of all ages who are experiencing mild to moderate, or stable, severe and enduring mental health problems. We are based in four locations – Rhondda, Taff Ely, Cynon and Merthyr.

Who is it for?

Primary care Mental Health Support Service is an age blind service however those under the age of 18 or in full time education should be signposted to the local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Support Service (CAMHS).

Can anyone use this service?

Primary Care Mental Health Support Services operate either within, or alongside, existing GP practices. Prior to an assessment being offered we will need an up to date referral from the registered GP practice.

What to expect

We provide goal focussed mental health assessments and also treatment by way of short-term psychological interventions which can be delivered individually or in group settings.

We can provide information and advice to individuals and carers as well as ‘signposting’ them to other sources of support, including third sector organisations. We can also support onward referral and co-ordination of next steps with secondary mental health services, where this is felt to be appropriate for an individual.

Contact us

Rhondda Team
Trealaw Resource Centre
Brynteg Terrace
CF40 2PD
Tel: 01443 443443 (75460)
Taff Ely Team
MaritimeResource Centre
2 Woodland Terrace
CF37 1EA
Tel: 01443 443443 (75400)

Cynon Team
Ysbyty Cwm Cynon
New Road
Mountain Ash
CF45 4DG
Tel: 01443 715188
Merthyr Team
Keir Hardie Health Park
Aberdare Road
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1BZ
Tel: 01685 351194

Useful Links

  • Crisis Resolution Team: They deal with people with urgent mental health problems and are available 24hrs a day.
    Royal Glamorgan Tel: 01443 443443 ext 74388
    Prince Charles Hospital Tel: 01685 726952
  • Samaritans: 24hr listening ear for anyone in distress
    Tel: 0845 790 90 90
  • Community Advice & Listening Line: Offers a confidential listening and support service.
    Tel: FREEPHONE 0800 132737
    Text: 81066

Useful Documents