ADHD Connections


We are a charity providing peer to peer support for families and children with ADHD across Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff.

We share good practice and useful advice, as well as understanding the difficulties faced by families who are supporting children and young people with ADHD.
We provide support and activities for families and work alongside schools and local authorities to improve policies and support for children with ADHD.


Adult Mental Health - Community Mental Health Teams

Bridgend NORTH: Maesteg Hospital, Neath Rd, Maesteg, CF34 9PW | Tel: 01656 754 278

Bridgend SOUTH: 71 Quarella road, Bridgend, CF31 1YE | Tel: 01656 763 000

We provide a range of community-based mental health treatments and therapies for people who need support for their mental health issues. We take referrals from consultant psychiatrists, acute inpatient mental health wards and our mental health assessment team. If you feel that you need support from any of our services, speak to your GP to request a referral. Your local Community Mental Health Teams team will then do a thorough assessment with you to make sure you’re signposted to the right services. Together with you, we will create a care plan to support you in the best way possible.

Adult Mental Health - Home Treatment Team

Tel: 01656 752 666

The Home Treatment Team has two main functions - to provide an alternative to hospital admission and to facilitate early discharge from the acute wards. After an initial assessment a plan of care is agreed with you and the relevant professional.

We support you with your progress. As you improve we will see you less often and discuss with you what follow up arrangements will be suitable in your case. A referral is required for the home treatment team from a mental health professional. The service is aimed at those adults between the age of 18 and 65.


Adult Mental Health - Older Person's Referral Pathway

Tel: 01656 752 752

The Referral Pathway Team provide a single point of access for GP,s, Social Workers, Other Professionals for people over 65 experiencing mental health problems or under 65 if they have memory issues. The service is aimed for those adults over 65 experiencing mental health issues or under 65 if they have memory issues. People who require this service can be referred by GPs, Social Workers, Other Professionals.

Adult Mental Health - Older Person's Primary Assessment Team

Tel: 01656 763 097

The Primary Assessment Team provide a comprehensive initial assessment to people with lived experience referred to our services. The initial assessment will be held at either our Hospital, Out Patients Department or at their home. People who require this service can be referred by GPs, Social Workers, Other Professionals. – People referred to our Assessment Team will have a mild/moderate mental health issues, either cognitive/functional in nature or severe.


Ageing Well in Bridgend

Ageing well in Bridgend acts as a useful information source to help older people maintain daily independence and feel connected in their local communities. Here you’ll find information to help you to lead an active, fulfilling lifestyle and useful links to initiatives and support for older people. Find out about local hobby groups, events and activities, as well as practical information relevant to older people’s needs.


ARC (Assisting Recovery in the Community)
Address: ARC, Quarella Road, Bridgend | Email: | Tel: 01656 763 176

Assisting Recovery in the Community (ARC) is a service which provides day time opportunities for individuals with mental health issues. ARC offers assessment and support to enable people experiencing mental health problems to access mainstream community facilities and activities as well as specialist services.


Assisted Mobility Services

Email: | Tel: 01656 507 333

Wheelchair adapted vehicles with driver included service in and around the Bridgend area. Providing transport with support for the elderly and people with disabilities in WAV adapted vehicles. Mobility scooter is available at no extra charge (pre bookable) Dog friendly vehicles.

Services include:-  Hospital/doctor appointments     Leisure activities     Shopping and errands     Days out

Baobab Bach

Email: | Tel: 07544 026 265

Baobab Bach was set-up with support in mind. Our Community Pantries offer signposting, support, a cuppa and a friendly chat as well as a bag of affordable food. Anyone can use our pantries – there is no means testing. We know that everyone struggles to make ends meet sometimes, so let us help you. Best of all – we re-distribute surplus foods that would otherwise go to landfill – so we are helping the planet together.


BAVO (Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations)
Email: | Tel: 01656 810 400
Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations is the County Voluntary Council for Bridgend County Borough. We provide FREE support and assistance to all member community and voluntary groups, not-for-profits and social enterprises in our area.

Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme
(incorporating The Zone Family Centre)
Email: | Tel: 01656 647 891

The team here at The Bridge are dedicated to helping and supporting the community of Bridgend County Borough. We provide a number of services and opportunities which are open to all members of the public, including training, mentoring and volunteering.


Bridge VIS
Tel: 01656 771398 (General Enquiries)

Bridge Vis is a local Society providing support to blind and partially sighted people OF ALL AGES within the Bridgend County Borough. We are here to provide a friendly voice, a helping hand and as much help and support as we can. This can be practical support such as help with your computer, advice where to find visual aids, magnifiers and talking books. It can also be that much needed emotional support, someone to talk to, go for a coffee with, an outing to the theatre or a visit around the local area.


Bridgend Carers Centre

Tel: 01656 658 479

Bridgend Carers Centre specialises in the provision of information, support and short break opportunities to carers throughout Bridgend County Borough.


Bridgend Community Transport
Email: | Tel: 01656 669 665

Our organisation is committed to assisting people who are disadvantaged through lack of appropriate transport, to maintain an active and engaged civic and social life.

Bridgend County Borough Council
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend. CF31 4WB
Email: | Tel: 01656 643 643


Bridgend County Borough Council Children's Social Care

Tel: 01656 642 320

We work with children and families to protect and support children, young people, and their families or carers, to live safe fulfilled lives. To do this we:

  • provide information, advice and assessment
  • help protect children from harm or neglect
  • provide more intensive support for some children and families

Bridgend County Borough Council Common Access Point

Email: | Tel: 01656 642 279
Address: Social Services & Wellbeing Directorate, Adult Social Care, Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend. CF31 4WB

All new enquiries come through the Common Access Point. We do not take calls about child social care. We work with adults to provide the right care, support or protection for them. Some of the services we provide include:

  • information and advice
  • protecting vulnerable adults from harm or neglect
  • supporting people who care for others

A team member will ask more about the relevant circumstances. They will give information and advice that may help, and they can arrange a social care needs assessment if needed.

Bridgend County Care & Repair
Tel: 01656 646 755

Bridgend County Care & Repair provide a range of services to clients across Bridgend. 

We provide a 'holistic' service which means that we try to support clients not just in relation to specific works, but also in relation to any other work, assistance or intervention which the client would benefit from. This can include signposting to other organisations who can assist in areas that we are unable to.

Services include assisting you to improve, repair or adapt your home and are available to individuals aged 60 or over, or of any age with a disability. Some services may be chargeable dependant on eligibility.


Bridgend Foodbank

Tel:01656 762 800 to speak to Bridgend Citizens Advice, a referral agency partner of Bridgend Foodbank, who will be able to issue you with a food voucher if necessary.

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.


Bridgend Involvement Group
Email: | Tel: 07541 691 689 | Tel: 01656 763117

The Bridgend Involvement Group (B.I.G.) is a group of volunteers from Bridgend County Borough who are service users or ex-service users, working towards improving the quality of service provision. We provide advice, assistance and support to drug and alcohol service users within the area, helping them to make the right choices. We also contribute to local substance misuse service development in partnership with service providers.


Bridgend Lifesavers Credit Union
Address (Bridgend): 1 Station Hill. CF31 1EA | Tel (Bridgend): 01656 667 089
Address (Pontycymmer): 99 Oxford street. CF32 9DE | Tel (Pontycymmer): 01656 870 143
Address (Sarn): Lifelong Learning Centre, Merfield Close. CF32 9SW | Tel (Sarn): 01656 729 912
Bridgend Lifesavers Credit Union (BLSCU) is a financial co-operative set up to provide ethical, affordable financial services for all who live, work or volunteer within the County Borough of Bridgend.

Bridgend Pregnancy Crisis Centre

Email: | Tel: 01656 654 700

Our service is completely confidential and FREE. We are here to help, whether you've had an unexpected pregnancy, an abortion, experienced a miscarriage or suffered from baby loss. Regardless of age, beliefs or circumstances, our trained advisors are able to provide a listening ear, unbiased information and counselling. Our ongoing support enables clients to thoughtfully work through their choices and situations in a safe and relaxed environment.

Bridgend Stroke Recovery Service

Email: | Tel: 07540 518 020 | Stroke Helpline: 0303 3033 100

Our Stroke Recovery Service will work with you to identify your personal support needs and priorities. A coordinator will contact you to organise a phone call and/or home visit to find out how you’re managing with daily activities, and any additional support you may require. Our service can offer you opportunities to rebuild confidence and independence, and help you to rebuild your life after stroke.

This service is for stroke survivors (including TIAs/mini-strokes), and families and carers of people affected by stroke


CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

Tel: 01656 674 951 (Ty Lidiard)

Tel: 01443 443 008 (Tonteg Hospital)

CAMHS is a team of professionals with different backgrounds, skills and training relevant to the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. They provide support to children and young people and their families in a number of ways including talking therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapies and family therapy. Referrals to CAMHS can come from a range of professionals including GPs, Children’s Services and Paediatrics.

Depending on the needs of the patient, support and services could be delivered in the community by GPs, Schools, Social Workers, Youth Workers, Voluntary Agencies, Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists and Social Workers.


Calan DVS
Tel (Bridgend Office): 01656 766 139
Working Together to End Domestic Violence and Abuse. Calan DVS provides a range of immediate and long term support options for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence and abuse.


Cartrefi Cymru
Email: | Tel: 01656 655 606
Cartrefi Cymru is a not-for-profit organisation that supports people in Wales to lead fulfilled lives, at home and in the community. Supporting people and building community in Wales. Putting people at the heart of our decision-making and support. Working to achieve the highest standards of service quality and ethical business behaviour.


Citizens Advice (Bridgend)

Tel: 01656 762 800

Address: 26 Dunraven Place, Bridgend. CF31 1JD
Online Advice:
We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.


CMHT (Adult Community Mental Health Team)

Bridgend NORTH: Maesteg Hospital, Neath Rd, Maesteg, CF34 9PW | Tel: 01656 754 278

Bridgend SOUTH: 71 Quarella road, Bridgend, CF31 1YE | Tel: 01656 763 000

We provide a range of community-based mental health treatments and therapies for people who need support for their mental health issues. We take referrals from consultant psychiatrists, acute inpatient mental health wards and our mental health assessment team. If you feel that you need support from any of our services, speak to your GP to request a referral. Your local Community Mental Health Teams team will then do a thorough assessment with you to make sure you’re signposted to the right services. Together with you, we will create a care plan to support you in the best way possible.


Contact Zone

Email: | Tel: 07455 801 617

Address (Correspondence): PO Box 363, Bridgend,CF31 9NZ
Address (Centre):  The Contact Zone, Nolton Church Hall, Merthyr Mawr Road, Bridgend. CF31 3NH
The Contact Zone provides a safe, friendly & neutral environment where children of separated families can spend quality time with their non-resident parent. We aim to create a warm, sociable atmosphere where you and your children can relax and enjoy yourselves. The centre has toys, games and books for children of all ages and is run by trained staff/volunteers. Staff are impartial and don’t take sides. If you do not want to see your ex-partner, you don’t have to. Please contact your local centre or look on for more information.

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (Bridgend)

Tel: 01656 752 449

The Crisis Assessment component of the service is for adults (18 yrs and over) who are in need of an urgent Mental Health Assessment. Urgent is defined as the person presents a risk to themselves or others or their mental health is at risk of serious deterioration without timely intervention. Referrals are accepted from the following:

  • Primary Care
  • Police and Court Liaison Team
  • Non-Statutory Agencies
  • Self Referrals  / Family / Carers
  • A & E and other parts of the General Hospital (Outside of 9-5)
  • Service Users of Mental health Community teams (Outside usual working hours)

What to expect: Telephone screening of referrals to ensure the service is the most appropriate for the person referred.Advice and referral to other services if a Crisis Assessment is not appropriate. A 4 hour response to accepted referrals, or preferred appointment time as agreed with patient / carer.

Cwm Ogwr Mens Shed

Cwm Ogwr Men’s Shed is similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. Taking part in many different activates including drawing, painting, woodwork and model building.
Come along and make our Men’s Shed your Men’s Shed. By providing ideas for other activities you would like to take part in.


Domino Therapeutic Recreation (WCADA)
Email: | Tel: 01656 667 717
Domino is a programme of diversionary activities that supports people at risk of substance misuse to lead better, healthier more active lives. We deliver various recreational activities, personal development sessions, complimentary therapies and sports and fitness activities in a relaxed supportive environment.


Emmaus is a homelessness charity with a difference, providing more than just a bed for the night for people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.

Evergreen Hall

Address: Evergreen Hall, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AD
Email: | Tel: 07849 648 786

Evergreen provides a range of activities, classes and clubs to enrich the lives of older adults and their families. We nurture relationships between generations, keep people active and bring friends together, promoting a sense of wellbeing. Come and see for yourself - there’s a warm welcome awaiting you and the kettle is already on!


Food Shed
Email: | Tel: 01656 734 393

We are a social enterprise offering a fresh meal delivery service 365 days a year in the County Boroughs of Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot.


Foothold Project
Email: | Tel: 01792 454 413
The Foothold Project is a free programme of self-improvement services for young, single parents aged 14-25 years old in Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and the Vale of Glamorgan (with free childcare). The Foothold Project offers free counselling and short courses (confidence, self-esteem, positive relationships, communication and listening skills, goal setting, employability etc.) Delivered by Relate Cymru and Gingerbread.


Homestyle Care
Email: | Tel: 01656 333 023

Homestyle Care Limited provides a homely environment offering personal care for people 18+ with learning difficulties. Our aim is to create an environment which will provide a welcome provision to Individuals who want to live independently while having the opportunity of varying degrees of support.


KPC Youth and Community
Email: | Tel: 01656 749 219 / 01656 745 399

At KPC we care about three things: our Youth, our Community and Change.KPC provides training, recreation, advice and support to help improve the well being of people living in Bridgend County.

Lads and Dads

Lads & Dads is a group set up to help men of all ages talk and relate about mental health problems.

Local Community Coordinators

Tel: (Garw Valley) 07794 052 489

Tel: (Ogmore Valley) 07813 002 525

Tel: (Llynfi Valley) 07815 579 082

Local community coordinators support individuals to access support in their community and support to identify their strengths and to promote health and well-being. Supporting community groups to develop and meet community needs.

Links - Support for 16-25 year olds


Mental Health Matters Wales' Links group provides a safe and supportive space for young people and young carers aged 16 - 25 to improve wellbeing, gain confidence, access community resources and build social networks. The group runs Sundays 12pm - 4pm.


Lions Club of Bridgend
Tel: 0845 833 9582
The Lions Club of Bridgend is part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service clubs organisation in the world. The principal aim of Lions Clubs is to provide help and funds to those in need, whilst enjoying the satisfaction, fellowship and fun that can be derived from taking part.

Mental Health Matters Wales
Email: | Tel: 01656 651 450
Mental Health Matters Wales works with people who have a mental health related issue, other voluntary organisations and statutory services to promote mental well-being and to ensure there is a comprehensive range of mental health services in Wales. Services include Advocacy, Counselling, Eating Disorders Support, Self-Injury Support, Anxiety & Depression Support, Dementia services and more.

People First Bridgend

Email: | advocacy@peoplefirstbridgend | Tel: 01656 668 314

People First Bridgend provides advocates for adults with learning disabilities and autism. Advocacy means standing up for a cause like equal rights.


Pernicious Anaemia Society
Email: | Tel: 01656 769 717
We are an International Charity based in Bridgend. The aim of the society, founded in 2005, was simply to provide an easy to understand explanation of Pernicious Anaemia to newly diagnosed patients. We also provide Information Leaflets that explain in plain English (and Welsh) what Pernicious Anaemia is and outlines some of the likely problems and consequences that the diagnosed patient can expect to encounter.

Email: | Tel: 01656 651 450
If you are aged 16+ and have self harmed or know someone who has, the SHARE self-harm peer support group is your opportunity to address the underlying issues of self harm and discus the treatments and support available.

Email: | Tel: 01656 651 450

SORTED is a peer 2 peer support group for people with all types of eating disorders including their carers, families and friends.


Splice Child and Family Project Ltd.
Splice offers a Family centered service which aims to support parents/carers to play and learn with their children, developing both children and families confidence and self-esteem. Giving children a better start in life.


Talking Connections
Email: | Tel: 01656 651 450

Talking Connections is the name of the Counselling Service, delivered by Mental Health Matters Wales, in the borough of Bridgend for people aged 18+.


The Well
Email: | Tel: 07805 426347

The Well is a small family run Counselling and Holistic Therapy centre based in Bridgend town centre, offering counselling, psychotherapy and complimentary therapies.


Trinity Care and Support
Email: | Tel: 01656 782 104
Trinity Care & Support in Porthcawl, offers short-term respite care services to families who have a child or adult with a Learning Disability living with them. We give person-centred support – we put the people we work for at the centre of their Domiciliary Care service. We offer personalised activities that enhance, teach and strengthen each individual, allowing them to live the life they want.


Ty Elis Counselling
Email: | Tel: 01656 786 486
Not for profit organisation, based in Bridgend County Borough, South Wales, that provides Counselling and Psychotherapy to all individuals aged 18 years and over from all ethnic and social backgrounds.

Wales Ukulele Project

The Wales Ukulele Project aims to support ukulele groups and clubs within Wales and to provide a starting block for people to find a group to socialise and not feel alone. It’s not just about the music but the social interaction every gets out of singing and socialising with others.

Wallich (The)
Email: | Tel: 01656 674 184
We are a homelessness charity and have been working with homeless and vulnerable people for over 30 years. We work to find lasting solutions to homelessness and prevent its occurrence by working with those who are in danger of becoming homeless.


WCADA is a registered charity and limited company founded in 1979 by, among others, Mr Alan Douglas and Dr Allan Hawkins. It aims to prevent, treat and reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs to individuals, their families and the community.


Y Bont
For many, Y Bont provides a life-line, enabling children with a disability to fulfil their potential.


Y-Centre Porthcawl
Email: | Tel: 01656 772 166
Porthcawl YMCA was established in 1908 at our John Street location and has long been a centre for supporting the area’s community and cultural life. Porthcawl YMCA has undergone some extensive refurbishments to its building to create “The Y Centre” which will provide the residents of the town and surrounding areas with access to facilities that promote health and wellbeing, active and passive learning, community participation and social inclusion.


The Zone

Tel : 01656 649 378

The Zone is a community centre set up to support all members of the borough. As well as providing advice and guidance on topics including; parenting (toddlers through to teenagers), money management, nutrition & healthy eating, health & well being and many more besides, The Zone can also help you to develop your CV and assist in job searching. The Zone also offers free training courses at the centre.