Vale of Clwyd Mind (VOCM) is affiliated to National Mind, the leading mental health charity in both Wales and England. We were established in 1979 and since that time we have worked with and supported numerous individuals experiencing the widest range of mental distress. This has been achieved through its housing, social opportunities, employment, rural outreach and training projects. VOCM has built up a matchless reputation in North Wales as a first class service user informed provider of services. We have a history of successful partnership working with the voluntary sector, private companies and the statutory organisations in order to provide services in the most effective and efficient way.
We have a number of support and social groups in and around the Denbighshire area, offering a wide range of activities for those who wish to get involved. From playing musical instruments to learning how to set up your own Facebook page or just the chance to have a cup of tea and a chat with a friendly face.
People with a low level of well-being (less than flourishing), even if they do not have a mental health diagnosis, will have poorer health and reduced life expectancy. The report ‘Mental Capital and Wellbeing’ (GO-Science 2009) suggests that such groups are unlikely to come to the attention of specialist services, but constitute a large part of the population who are neither disordered nor flourishing.
Keyes (2005) reported that in an American study only 18% of adults could be considered as flourishing, 65% were considered moderately mentally healthy, while 17% were languishing (less than flourishing). Greenwich PCT has calculated that, on top of the 35,000 residents diagnosed with common and serious mental health problems, a further 33,000 plus had ‘less than flourishing mental health’.
The Vale of Clwyd Mind believes that:
For people, mental health is a resource, which enables them to realise their intellectual and emotional potential and to find and fulfil their roles in all aspects of every day life.
For communities, the good mental health of people contributes to prosperity, solidarity and social justice.
In contrast, mental ill health imposes direct costs, losses and burdens on people and communities.
Please click here to download a copy of our Mission Statement.
We wish our Director of Service a hearty CONGRATULATIONS for his 'Outstanding Service Award' - October 2016...
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