Mental Health Matters Wales provides Therapeutic Activities situated in St David’s Hospital Cardiff within the Cardiff and the Vale Health Board we have extensive experience working within in-patient settings providing meaningful person centered activities such a reminiscing, walks, and bedside 1-2-1 befriending as well as some basic care such as lunch and dinner groups which aims to encourage interaction reducing isolation increasing both nutritional and fluid intake and some basic care such as our pampering session which involves hair washing and styling by a qualified hairdresser.
Often hospitals are frightening and disorientating for patient’s especially if they have a cognitive impairment, although hospital wards aim is to improve their overall Health and Wellbeing a patient’s often deteriorates rather than improves. Our Therapeutic Support Service makes every effort in creating friendly hospital environment. Our therapeutic activities focus on maintaining an existing/creating a new sense of identity and purpose. Providing a safe, friendly and adaptable network of support using evidence-based approaches including: