Resource Centre

Our open access, user led mental health resource centre is based within easy reach of Cardiff City Centre; at Clare Road, Grangetown. It provides a warm, welcoming meeting place, services and information on mental health issues. The centre has flexible opening hours to cater for times not traditionally provided by other services such as evening and weekend/Bank Holiday provision. We have provided a service on Christmas Day since 1998.
Please note: 4Winds is currently playing its part in reducing the spread of Coronavirus, so the centre is closed until it is safe for people using it and working there. We are still here to support you; we are providing our services by telephone or online and can be contacted in the usual ways
Covid-19

COVID-19

4Winds is currently playing its part in reducing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID 19) and is still delivering the majority of its services remotely. The centre will remain closed for open access groups until it is safe for people using it and working there. We are returning to our office base and are starting to offer 1:1 sessions in person. We also facilitate outdoor peer support sessions and activities in the community. Please contact us for details. We are still here to support you can be contacted in the usual ways.

The centre Provides

Opportunities for social contact and peer support

The open access sessions at the centre provide a safe, inclusive and comfortable space for people to meet and experience the strong ethos of mutual/peer support; one of the key strengths of the service and key to the recovery of many people we work with. Poor mental health can lead to loneliness, isolation and low self-esteem. Evidence shows that access to peer support, social contact and meaningful activities can lead to much improved health and wellbeing. This element of our service is supported by the organisation of a calendar of social events and activities in community venues. Examples include our weekly social peer support meet up at Chapter Arts Centre café and occasional visits to local places of interest such as Cardiff Museum or accessing discounted tickets for shows at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. Access to activities such as leisure and the arts boost confidence, self esteem and general wellbeing and play an important part in the recovery journey.

Opportunities for social contact and peer support

The open access sessions at the centre provide a safe, inclusive and comfortable space for people to meet and experience the strong ethos of mutual/peer support; one of the key strengths of the service and key to the recovery of many people we work with. Poor mental health can lead to loneliness, isolation and low self-esteem. Evidence shows that access to peer support, social contact and meaningful activities can lead to much improved health and wellbeing. This element of our service is supported by the organisation of a calendar of social events and activities in community venues. Examples include our weekly social peer support meet up at Chapter Arts Centre café and occasional visits to local places of interest such as Cardiff Museum or accessing discounted tickets for shows at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. Access to activities such as leisure and the arts boost confidence, self esteem and general wellbeing and play an important part in the recovery journey.

Emotional and Practical support

The centre provides a safe space for people experiencing emotional distress. There are always at least two workers present at the centre to offer listening support and informal advocacy. Workers at the centre work flexibly, take a holistic approach and promote recovery and independence. They can offer practical support such as providing information on a range of issues/services, offering assistance with issues such as housing and benefits. To see further information on what recovery focused support can be offered please

Emotional and Practical support

The centre provides a safe space for people experiencing emotional distress. There are always at least two workers present at the centre to offer listening support and informal advocacy. Workers at the centre work flexibly, take a holistic approach and promote recovery and independence. They can offer practical support such as providing information on a range of issues/services, offering assistance with issues such as housing and benefits. To see further information on what recovery focused support can be offered please

Groups and activities to promote good mental health and well being

4Winds recognises that recreational, educational and social activities are important factors in all of our mental health and that they can play a crucial role in recovery; participating in enjoyable and meaningful recreational, educational and social activities can have a major impact on health, well-being and quality of life.  We have good links with a range of community organisations and wherever possible encourage people to access opportunities within the community. However, we also deliver a range of groups/activities at the centre; these can provide important taster sessions, rekindle old skills or learn new ones. For example, one member who had previously enjoyed reading had felt too unwell to concentrate on this for some time and had lost interest in hobbies he previously enjoyed. However, some encouragement to join the 4Winds monthly book club, supported by Cardiff Library service, reignited his passion for books and reading. Through this he was inspired to volunteer at his local library, a role he enjoys that has had a positive impact on his mental health. We are committed to helping people achieve their potential and find that the kind of activities we offer can provide an important first step towards recovery.
The full range of activities we have covered is too extensive to list here but includes working with a wide range of partners to deliver a diverse range. These include a range of healthy eating/cooking skills activities (we have relevant kitchen facilities and the top Food safety and hygiene score of 5), gentle exercise sessions (such as Tai Chi), Personal safety sessions, wellbeing sessions on a range of wellbeing topics, creative sessions such as the creative writing classes and art groups, community visits, social outings and a range of practical sessions such as introduction to computers/digital inclusion skills.

Women Only Support

We are committed to the provision of a safe and supportive space for women and run women only sessions weekly. These currently take place online via zoom, please contact us.

Women Only Support

We are committed to the provision of a safe and supportive space for women and run women only sessions weekly. These currently take place online via zoom, please contact us.

Access to facilities such as computers, kitchen facility, meeting space, art materials and a small selection of books for loan

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