This could be a hard winter for many. But centres and venues across north Wales are offering warm spaces for people to chat, have a cuppa or just to come in from the cold. Grŵp Cynefin is part of the Warm Welcome scheme and three of our centres – Hwb Dinbych in Denbigh, Congl Meinciau in Botwnnog and Yr Orsaf in Penygroes are offering a warm and welcoming space. A map of the other locations across North Wales can be found here.
The rising cost of living can be a strain. It’s important to look after yourself at all times, but especially in times of anxiety. Follow these wellness tips…
Taking care of your mental health
Difficult times can trigger poor mental health – rising bills, costs of goods and food create anxiety and worry. A period of poor mental health is a very common thing and nothing to be ashamed of. The most important thing if you are feeling stressed or worried about the mental health of a family member, friend or yourself is to seek help. No one should have to face a mental health problem alone. It’s also vital that the information you get is current and accurate.
The Mind Cymru website offers advice in English and Welsh and offers informative about where to go for help.
The Meddwl.org website is full of first hand experiences and information on what support is available, in Welsh.
To get help from a food bank you will need a voucher. Please request a voucher from our Welfare Team.
Find a foodbank by clicking on the link below
Want to use less energy, save money and eat well?
Slow cookers are a great way of batch cooking and cooking with cheaper ingredients. And using a slow cooker instead of an oven can save you up as much as £195.71 a year!
Take a look at page 9 of our special edition Here for You Newsletter for different costs of running cooking appliances in the home, to see if you could save money!
Are you a Grŵp Cynefin tenant and would like the chance of a free slow cooker? Complete the form below
Low cost recipes
Take a look at Grŵp Cynefin’s Youtube channel to see videos of how to cook low cost meals.
Burger, Potato Wedges & Coleslaw
See these great tips on cooking and shopping…
Healthy Start Scheme
The Healthy Start Scheme provides vouchers for pregnant women and eligible families to buy milk, fruit, vegetables and pulses in local shops. Families also receive vouchers for free vitamin supplements through the scheme.
If you’re at least 10 weeks pregnant or have children under the age of four, and are eligible for the scheme, you can get free vouchers every four weeks to spend on:
• cow’s milk
• fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables
• infant formula milk
• fresh, dried, and tinned pulses
To find out more about the scheme, who is eligible and how to apply, click this link.