In Powys the Veterans' NHS Wales service is delivered by our neighbouring Health Boards (see map below):
Betsi Cadwaladr UHB for those who live in Montgomeryshire
Aneurin Bevan UHB for those who live in Brecon or Radnorshire
Swansea Bay for those who live in Ystradgynlais.
Posters are also available:
Evening and Weekend service provision in Powys:
Mental Health services in Powys are provided by Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB). Out of hours arrangements include a psychiatrist on call rota and mental health manager on call rota.
April 2023 will also see the implementation of a new NHS 111 press 2 telephone support service.
How do I contact the mental health services for specialist clinical advice between 5pm and 9am (out of hours) or on Saturday and Sunday?
The on-call Consultant Psychiatrist for Powys can provide clinical advice and undertake Mental Health Act Assessments out of hours. They can be contacted via PTHB switchboard using the following telephone number: 01874 622443.
How do I contact the mental health services for management advice (service delivery) between 5pm and 9am (out of hours) or on Saturday and Sunday?
The Mental Health Manager on-call can provide management advice relating to PTHB mental health services over the telephone and can be contacted via PTHB switchboard using the following telephone number: 01874 622443.
What if I believe someone requires an admission?
If you believe that an individual requires an admission to hospital (and is willing to go voluntarily) [for non-voluntarily see above] then the crisis team needs to be contacted.
We have two Crisis Teams in Powys, one based in Newtown (North Powys) and one based in Bronllys (South Powys).
Hours of operation for both teams are 9am – 9pm and the teams can be contacted on:
South Crisis Team: 01874 712 658
North Crisis Team: 01686 617 747
Calls after Crisis hours of operation should be directed to Felindre Ward, Bronllys Hospital who are available 24/7 to triage such requests.
Felindre Ward, Bronllys Hospital: 01874 712 478
Don’t forget, there is always the Call Helpline which operates 24/7. This is the Community Advice and Listening Line which offers a confidential listening and support service. It can be accessed via the website: www.callhelpline.co.uk/. Telephone 0800-132-737, or text help to 81066.