Wales News Online

Local & National News for Wales

‘Climbing to the Summit’ mental health events to be held across Wales

‘Climbing to the Summit’ is a series of discussion events held across Wales to discuss topics related to disability and health conditions. The first in the series of events will be focused on encouraging discussion and debate on the mental health crisis affecting young people in Wales.

During the summit, we will hear opening arguments from our panel, followed by a debate with input from the audience. The event aims to discuss the issues affecting mental health of young people and hopes to identify realistic and actionable solutions through ‘solution groups’ formed on the day. Open to the general public, the event hopes to attract the support of those working in the sector and those affected by or having an interest in mental health and well-being. Everyone is welcome to register to attend and share their views, with places limited to 50 seats.

Hayley T. Wheeler, an emotional empowerment coach working with anxiety and depression, leads the panel. “One of my passions is raising awareness of the many options available to help people living with mental ill health – in particular anxiety, depression, and bullying. In our communities, and on a wider scale we need to do more to educate us all enough to identify the vulnerable and develop resiliency to minimise the damage this conditions can cause.”  Mental health professionals, young people living with mental ill health, parents, educators and therapists can apply to take part on the discussion panel and share their views.

Hayley’s work using online coaching, workshops and private coaching sessions helps and supports those who are ready to challenge their anxiety, depression or stress. Hayley contributes to a team of social prescribers working across Llanelli GP surgeries to address people’s health needs in a holistic way. This community-based system is a means of enabling GPs to refer individuals to a number of local, non-clinical services, encouraging and empowering them to take greater control of their own health.

The ‘Climbing to the Summit’ events are part of the focus of What Matters Think Tank, an organisation set up in the heart of South Wales to gather the views of disabled people living day to day with the barriers faced in society. In order to stay relevant and effectively campaign, the Think Tank is holding 12 summit events around the issues that are facing people with disability and long term health conditions. ‘Climbing to the Summit’ is organised by The Accessibility Group – a team of specialists who combine their passion and daily-living experiences of long-term illness and disability to ensure a more accessible world for the whole of the disabled community. The national organisation are developing programmes, campaigns and projects that are impacting disabled people’s lives, assisting progress in the workplace and advocating on their behalf at benefits tribunals.

More information on the event taking place on Friday 12th July 2019 at the business school campus at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, can be found online at http://bit.ly/youngpeoplewales where you can register for a free place to attend.


%d bloggers like this: