4Winds exists to provide an open-access, user led mental health resource service for people living in Cardiff and surrounding areas. We promote recovery through provision of recovery focussed support, information and opportunities for involvement.


To redress the social exclusion and disempowerment often faced by people living in Cardiff and surrounding areas who are experiencing / have experienced mental health difficulties.

To promote the recovery of people experiencing mental health difficulties. We believe that everyone has a right to reach their potential and to lead fulfilling lives within the community.


As an organisation, we work towards the principles of:
  • Social inclusion
  • Involvement and co-production
  • Equality
  • Empowerment
  • Accessibility
  • Improvement
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Working in partnership
  • Welcoming diversity
  • Consistency

We believe that every individual has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

We believe in promoting the recovery of individuals experiencing mental health difficulties. We are signed up to and work to the Cardiff and Vale Charter for Mental Health.

We believe in promoting a positive image of mental health and tackling stigma and discrimination so that individuals can lead fulfilling lives in the community.