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New Project! RECONNECT

    Our new project RECONNECT, aims to tackle social isolation experienced by anybody age 50+ living within Merthyr Tydfil Borough Wide. Social isolation is a challenging reality for many. Its effects can be pronounced, and may even lead to a decline in overall health and well-being, in addition to feelings of depression or anxiety. Are […]

Mental Health First Aid Kit for Young People

Safer Merthyr Tydfil in partnership with Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council are delighted to be able to share the ’Mental Health First Aid Kit for Young People.’   This resource has been created by young people on the Up and Coming Project and Merthyr Tydfil Borough Wide Youth Forum to help raise awareness of mental health […]

Young People of Merthyr Create Mental Health Magazine!

We are so excited to announce the launch of a special edition ‘Mental Health First Aid Kit for Young People’ magazine! A magazine FOR young people BY young people. With content created by young people in Merthyr Tydfil aged 11-25… Each page offers relevant, current, interesting articles, quizzes, illustrations and ideas which focus around the […]

Volunteer For Us!

  We are looking for volunteers for Moving Ahead Project. If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved please do get in touch!

Youth Mayor Awards Grants to Local Exceptional Projects

Youth Mayor Lauren Davies (18) and Ethan Scriven (14) had the pleasure of awarding both Cyfartha High School Eco committee and Drugaid SORTED project with grant money to cover their young people’s exciting upcoming activities. The Gwirvol panel is run by Safer Merthyr Tydfil’s young persons’ project: Merthyr Tydfil Borough Wide Youth Forum. The scheme […]

Elis James visits CREA8 for Red Nose Day!

We were recently delighted to play host to Elis James, the Welsh actor and stand-up, who visited SMT’s CREA8 in Merthyr Tydfil and met with the young people involved with the peoject. CREA8 receives funding from Comic Relief and supports young people aged between 11 and 25 who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse. CREA8 supports survivors […]

Flower arranging with tesco

Many thanks to Tesco for delivering a flower arranging session with our women’s group.  One participant said; “We have learned new skills and have beautiful arrangements that we have made ourselves.  Being able to learn together and have a coffee and a chat really makes us feel part of something and less alone.”

Thanks Tesco!

The Tesco Extra store in Merthyr Tydfil has very kindly supported our weekly Gwena group via donations of tea, coffee, biscuits together with seasonal items for the past few years, which has enabled us to run the group. On Friday, 8th April, Tesco representatives attended the group and handed us a cheque for £500 to assist […]

Safer Merthyr Tydfil & RCTCBC appointed as DRIVE service provider in Cwm Taf

The Drive Project: South Wales (Cwm Taf) Safer Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council are delighted to have been appointed by the Drive Partnership as service provider for their exciting and innovative approach to those perpetrating domestic abuse in South Wales. Our South Wales Drive Project is one of three pilot sites […]

White Ribbon Campaign

November 25th is the first of 16 days of activism to end violence against women. Safer Merthyr Tydfil in conjunction with service users, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Merthyr College staff and students, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service and Drugaid gathered together to make a white ribbon highlighting the campaign to end violence against […]