New Horizons is a Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Resource Centre, based in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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Job Vacancy

CIO Iechyd Meddwl Gorwelion Newydd a Materion Iechyd Meddwl Cymru

Teitl: Hwylusydd Allgymorth Coleg Adferiad

Lleoliad: Pen-y-bont a Cwm Cynon

Oriau: 14 awr yr wythnos
(Dros ddau ddiwrnod – Dydd Llun ac un arall)

Cyflog: £17,758 pro rata

Hyd y contract: Contract tymor penodol tan 30 o Rhagfyr 2020

Nod y swydd
Er mwyn helpu I gynyddu lefelau hyder a hunan-barch defnyddwyr gwasanaeth a gwirfoddolwyr Materion Iechyd Meddwl Cymru, bydd deilia y swydd yn gweithio gyda myfyrwyr, defnyddwyr gwasanaeth a gwirfoddolwyr I datblygu a hwyluso cyfleoedd iddynt gael mynediad a hyfforddiant gyda’r Coleg Adferiad

Y Rol
Bydd deiliad y swydd yn datblugy ac yn hwyluso ystod o gyfleoedd hyfforddi achrededig yn y ganolfan adnoddau Materion Iechyd Meddwl Cymru Pen-y-bont mewn cydweithrediad a sefydliadau partner, myfyrwyr, defnyddwyr gwasanaeth, gwirfoddolwyr a Cyfarwyddwyr Gorwelion Newydd a Materion Iechyd Meddwl Cymru.

Dyddiad cau ceisiadau 21ain o Chwefror 2020


New Horizons Mental Health CIO and Mental Health Matters Wales


Title: Recovery College Outreach Facilitator

Location: Bridgend and Cynon

Hours: 14 hours per week
(Over two days- Mondays and one other)

Salary: £17,758 pro rata

Length of contract: Fixed term contract until 30 Dec 2020

Aim of the post
In order to help increase the levels of confidence and self esteem of Mental Health Matters Wales’ service users and volunteers the post holder will work with students, service users, and volunteers to develop and facilitate opportunities for them to access training with the Recovery College.

The role
The post holder will develop and facilitate a range of accredited training opportunities in the Mental Health Matters Wales Resource Centre in Bridgend in collaboration with partner organisations, students, service users, volunteers, the Directors of New Horizons and Mental Health Matters Wales.

Closing date for applications- 21st February 2020

Recovery college outreach facilitator-Personal Specification

Recovery College facilitator – Job Description

New Horizons -Job Application Form 


RCT Mayor’s Chosen Charities

New Horizons is pleased to announce that it is one of the new RCT Mayor’s chosen charities during 2019/20. Please see link for more information. 

New Horizons Appoints New Patron

New Horizons is pleased to announce that Delia Powell has agreed to become our second Parton along with the actor and writer Boyd Clack who has served as the charity’s Patron since for many years. Delia will now be helping to raise the profile of New Horizons’ work in our local community and beyond.

As the Key member of the founding group of New Horizons Delia has served the charity in various capacities over the years and this appointment is an appropriate way to honour and acknowledge her service. Delia is undertaking to write a book on the history of New Horizons, the launch of which will form part of our 30th anniversary celebrations next year. Watch this space for further updates about the book and our celebrations!!
Carolyn Sansom, Chair


Recovery College

To view the new Summer Recovery College please click here Timetable Spring 2020


Please click to read our Newsletter Winter Newsletter 2019

New Horizons

Mission Statement “New Horizons projects the positive image of people suffering mental health problems through challenging discrimination by means of education, outreach work, information and support services”.

The objects of the CIO are to promote mental health and assist people with mental health problem by providing support and information for the benefit of persons ordinarily resident within the area of Cwm Taf Local Health Board or such board or boards as may replace the same from time to time.

To students of the Recovery College we offer:

Training courses and activities

Safe and supportive environment

Welcoming atmosphere

Peer Support

A place to meet new friends

Diabetes Self Help Group

Help and Advice to support you in your journey to recovery

Links to Community Project

Young Persons Counselling Service

Plus much, much more.

Please contact us for more information

 PQASSO/ Trusted Charity

New Horizons Mental Health  achieved the PQASSO/ Trusted Charity Quality Mark award recognising the excellent work it does as a third sector organisation in Wales.  ‘The achievement of this award is a welcome recognition of the on-going contribution that our service-users, volunteers, staff and trustees all make in ensuring New Horizons offers a quality service.‘ Carolyn Sansom, Chair of New Horizons PQASSO / Trusted Charity  is part of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), and is the only UK quality standard designed to help third sector organisations operate more effectively and efficiently.  New Horizons was assessed against the 11 standards of effective practice in PQASSO / Trusted Charity , including in governance, leadership and management, managing staff and volunteers and managing money, and proved to meet all standards. New Horizons offers a range of opportunities for adults who live in RCT and Merthyr who are experiencing mental health issues including courses from the Cwm Taf Recovery College, peer support, activities including art & craft, a youth project, a choir and the successful management of the Mental Health Support website. · Heledd Kirkbride, PQASSO / Trusted Charity  Wales Officer, NCVO said “We are delighted for the trustees, staff and volunteers of New Horizons that they have achieved the PQASSO / Trusted Charity Quality Mark. We know that organisations using PQASSO  / Trusted Charity  benefit by having better governance, better systems and procedures and better quality of services for their users and it is great that the community of PQASSO  / Trusted Charity  users in Wales is growing”.

New Horizons Away Day (April 2018)

The New Horizons’ 2018 Away Day for service users, trustees, volunteers and staff members was well attended.  Carolyn Sansom, Chair of New Horizons, welcomed all to the Away Day and gave an overview of the day’s activities. On the Day participants were asked to record what they saw as the achievements for New Horizons, what is working not so well and where we like to go next?. If you would like a copy of the full Report please download from here Away day -april 2018 or email us to ask for a hard copy:


From April 2015 New Horizons introduced the new Recovery College which now offers courses using an educational approach. The courses focus on helping people recognise and making use of their talents and resources,  assist people in exploring their possibilities and to develop their skills. The courses aim to support people to achieve their goals and ambitions. Students are able to choose their own courses, work out ways of making sense of (and to find meaning in) what has happened and become experts in managing their own lives.

Cwm Taf Recovery College timetable Timetable Autumn 2019

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Mindful Employer

Mindful Employer

Charter for Employers – who are positive about Mental Health

New Horizons Mental Health CIO – has signed the Charter Employers who are Positive about Mental Health.  



To see New Horizons Newsletter please click here  Summer Newsletter 2019


Mental Health

1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems at some time in their life. The stigma attached to mental health issues adds to injury.

During the journey to recover people may need support as they can become isolated and their confidence shattered.

New Horizons’ Youth Project

The New Horizons’ Youth Project is for young adults (aged between 18 and 25) who live in RCT and who are experiencing mental health problems.



Thank you for your support

New Horizons would like to say a big thank you to all the donors. Every penny we receive makes a real difference to the lives of people affected by mental health.

Unlike other mental health charities, New Horizons receives no financial support from the Welsh Assembly, and very few donations from supporters. This means we have to spend a significant amount of our time raising the money just to be here.

If you would like to show your support for New Horizons by making a donation you can do so by clicking here

Your generous donation can help in the following ways: Just £5 Will allow one member to experience a social event which they would otherwise not be able to attend.

Make a gift to our fund today

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Boyd Clack

Boyd Clack is New Horizons Patron

Photo o Boyd Clack, Patron of New Horizons

I think the work done by New Horizons is fantastic” Boyd Clack Patron of New Horizons Read more about Boyd and his work>

New Horizons

New Horizons is a Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Resource Centre, based in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

New Horizons offers a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities along with a selection of accredited & non-accredited training.

We offer:

Training courses and activities

Safe and supportive environment

Welcoming atmosphere

Coffee and a chat

A place to meet new friends

Diabetes Self Help Group

Help and Advice to support you in your journey to recovery

Links to Community Project

Young Persons Counselling Service

Plus much, much more.

Please contact us for more information

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Mental Health Support

Mental Health Support is a project run by New Horizons Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Resource Centre. Mental Health Support aims to provide accessible advice and information about mental health issues

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New Horizons has given me back confidence and belief in myself. Through volunteering I have realised that I still have values and can help others who are struggling with mental health disorders



I look at New Horizons as my second home. It has given me the opportunities to learn new skills and do things I never thought I’d do