Men, are you having miserable Mondays, SAD or just struggling? – HMMH…..

Two likeminded individuals with lived experience of mental ill health have come together to launch a monthly social group for men in Herefordshire who suffer with mental ill health, or at risk of becoming ill.

Councillor Paul Stevens, Deputy Mayor of Hereford and Euan McPherson, Chief Executive of Services for Independent Living, have joined forces to set up a group where men of all ages can come together over a cuppa, a game of pool, maybe a kick about or perhaps a community project.

The Hereford Men’s Mental Health (HMMH) group will be an opportunity for men to be able to socialise with other people, in a safe environment where they know they are amongst people with similar issues.

Councillor Stevens said ‘Men’s groups have been shown to be very effective at creating a space for men to feel safe when they have mental health issues. Hereford men deserve this opportunity and I hope people will come along and join Euan and me on a Monday evening.’

Euan commented that ‘This will not be a group where you sit in a circle and talk about your problems. This is a group where we will have a bit of banter, play a bit of pool, maybe kick a ball about and when or if people want to talk about any issues they are experiencing they can. There will be no pressure to talk about anything though.’

The two have some ideas about general activities that people may enjoy but are interested to speak to people who attend the group to develop ideas for the future.

The first meeting will be on Monday 11th November from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the United In The Community (UITC) building Victoria Park, Hereford HR1 1AW. Pop along for a cuppa and say hello, no booking necessary and refreshments will be provided.

Please call Euan on 01568 616653 for more information.

May – by Wyldwood Arts

“May” –

8th November 2019, The Courtyard, Hereford

A play about the life of the disabled suffragette, May Billinghurst, known at the time as the ‘cripple suffragette’. Written by and starring Phoebe Kemp, ‘May’ explores the life of a woman who was central to the suffrage movement, but whom history books have widely ignored, perhaps due to her sexuality and disability.


WeCare Wales Award 2020

Do you have a care worker who really makes a difference to your life?

Or do you work with or know someone you think makes a difference through the care and support they provide?

WeCare Wales award launch leaflet 2020

Why not nominate them for the WeCare Wales award? The new Accolade that recognises, celebrates and shares the positive impact care workers in Wales have on the people they support.

The closing date for nominations is 5pm, 15 November 2019
For more information and a nomination form, visit

Wednesday LifeLinks Coffee Morning

Wednesday Lifelinks Coffee Morning

Wednesday Lifelinks are holding a Coffee Morning on the 13th November 10.00 – 12.00pm.  It will be at St Martins Church in Hereford.  There will be coffee, tea, homemake cakes and Christmas gifts, cards and crafts for sale.  There will also be a tombola and other competitions, and stalls from other organisations.  All welcome.

Cwmbran Diabetes UK Group


Cwmbran Diabetes UK Group

Diabetes UK, the charity for people with diabetes, has a network of voluntary groups throughout the UK. One such group is based in Cwmbran to support people with diabetes in Cwmbran and the surrounding area.

We are a social group who have a range of events in our annual programme but our main aims are to:


  • Provide support, help, and companionship for people and their families living with diabetes


  • Provide information and education to increase our understanding about living with diabetes to enable us to enjoy healthier lives


  • Work closely with local agencies who support those living with diabetes


  • Influence those who make decisions about diabetes care and funding to ensure effective care in the area

    We welcome anyone affected by diabetes, whether newly diagnosed or longer term, along with carers, friends and visitors.  There is always the opportunity to talk to other members of the group, ask questions and share experiences.


Our meetings and occasional trips take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at


Light refreshments are provided.


Cwmbran group contact                                            Further info on Diabetes contact

Mrs Val Carnegie                                                           Diabetes UK Cymru

T: 01633 872553                                                            T: 029 2066 8276

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