Monday, 2 February 2015

One to One Recovery Support - Mid Powys

Are you: 

Struggling with your wellbeing? 
Feeling like things are stacking up 
and it’s hard to keep control? 
Feeling stuck? 
Or just feel that things could be better? 
Living in Mid Powys?

One to one support is available, free. 

We met Tim Skelcher last week to find out more about a new service being offered by

I’ve recently started working for Mid Powys Mind as a Recovery Support Worker. This is a three year Big Lottery funded service which will work in person centred and holistic ways to address an increased demand for support following the economic downturn and the austerity measures that followed.

The aims of the service are to provide individuals with immediate support with urgent issues, and to offer support to work towards getting a satisfying and meaningful life through identifying goals and making steps towards them. 

Tim and his colleagues at Mid Powys Mind

L - R: Maire McAvinchey (Office Manager), Nic Williams (Senior Support Worker & Outreach Worker), Tim Skelcher (One to One Recovery Support Worker),
Jo Houlsby (Operations Manager), Mary Williams (Development Manager).
As well as one to one work, the funding has enabled us to extend our opening hours, with the Resource Centre basement now open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 8pm, with a focus on recovery. Although it’s early days with this, I expect these sessions to include discussions, films, information and peer support.

We have also been able to fund additional training that helps people to develop coping skills and emotional strengths that can further support people to cope with life’s challenges. We will publicise these courses through the year as they come up.

It feels like we are making progress towards being the wellbeing centre that we aspire to be. A recent members’ day has provided lots of ideas to develop services further, and with more days planned we are becoming increasingly member led.

You can find out more about the One to One Recovery Service on a Mid Powys Mind flyer here.

Contact Tim on: 07947 106 768, or email


  1. This is really good to know about, glad to hear about this new thing. Well done Tim and the team.

    1. Thanks for the comment - I'll make sure Tim and the team at Mid Powys Mind see it!

  2. Great to hear about this much needed service

    1. Again, many thanks for commenting.