Dewis Cymru

Dewis Cymru

Dewis Cymru

Dewis Cymru is THE place to go if you want information or advice about your well-being – or want to know how you can help somebody else.

When we talk about your well-being, we don’t just mean your health. We mean things like where you live, how safe and secure you feel, getting out and about, and keeping in touch with family and friends.

No two people are the same and well-being means different things to different people. So Dewis Cymru is here to help you find out more about what matters to you.

NHS Choices

The NHS Choices website offers a list of useful interactive tools, smartphone apps and podcasts, an A-Z on all kinds of health topics, as well as practical tips and advice on how maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can also access a full directory of health-related services and organisations around the UK.

NHS Direct Wales

NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day.

You can call NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 if you are feeling ill and are unsure what to do, or for health information on a wide range of conditions, treatments and local health services.

Choose Well

Choose Well will help you decide if you need medical attention if you get sick. It explains what each NHS service does, and when it should be used. Choosing Well means that you and your family will get the best treatment. It also allows busy NHS services to help the people who need them most.

Stop Smoking

Help Me Quit is the brand that covers all NHS stop smoking services in Wales. Help Me Quit was established in 2017 to make it easier for smokers to access NHS stop smoking support. The Welsh Government has committed to reducing the number of smokers in Wales to 16% by 2020. Despite progress, there are still over 490,000 adult smokers in Wales.

Social Prescribing

As part of the Cardiff East Cluster of GP surgeries, Llan Healthcare are working together with Egg Seeds and Glenwood Church to provide a number of Social Prescribing activities to our patients. These include:

  • Physical Activities
  • Gardening Groups
  • Youth & Children’s Activities
  • Social Groups for over 65s
  • Nutritional Advice, Cooking & Foodbank
  • Personal Development & Finding Work
  • Safe-Space and Support
  • English as a foreign language

You can complete a social prescription form when attending the surgery or just click the link and submit the relevant details.
Somebody will be in touch with you shortly after submission with more information on the events/courses you have expressed an interest in.

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Virtual Social Prescription

Find out about wellbeing/social events in Cardiff East

Help & Advice for Ex-Services Personnel

Veterans NHS Wales was funded by the Welsh Government in April 2010. Each Local Health Board (LHB) has appointed an experienced clinician as a Veterans Therapist (VT) with an interest or experience of military health problems. This VT will accept referrals from health staff, GPs, veteran charities and self-referrals from ex-service personnel. The appropriate VT can be contacted by going to the Veterans Wales page on the Cardiff & Vale Local Health Board website and using one of the contact methods available, including telephone, email or fax. Appointments will be arranged as close to the veteran’s home as possible in a suitable NHS venue.

The service is not able to respond to emergency referrals. Veterans in crisis should contact their GP or the Out of Hours Service. There is a Psychiatrist on-call at all Accident and Emergency Units

Following the assessment the veteran may be offered treatment by the VT or referred on to other NHS teams or departments for further treatment. The VT will also refer to veteran charities for help with debt management, benefits and war pension/armed forces compensation claims as indicated.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Organisation Address Phone Number
University Hospital of Wales (UHW) Heath Park, CARDIFF, CF14 4XW 029 2074 7747
University Hospital Llandough (UHL) Penlan Road, LLANDOUGH, CF64 2XX 02920 711711
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, CARDIFF, CF14 4XW 02920 747747
NHS Direct Wales 0845 46 47


Useful Websites

British Heart Foundation

Cancer Research UK

British Lung Foundation

Diabetes UK

Mental Health Foundation

Women’s Aid