The Emotional Wellbeing Service was excited to welcome CGL Chief Executive, Mark Moody, to officially launch the EWS website last week. Accompanied by Executive Director Nic Adamson, the visit formed part of Mark’s UK tour to gather ‘on the ground’ insight and opinion from CGL staff and service users.

Sandra Smith, EWS service manager said of the visit:

We were so pleased to welcome Mark and Nic to the Emotional Wellbeing Service, and for them to be a part of the website launch. It means a lot to have members of the Senior Management team visit; the opportunity to showcase the great work that is happening across Cardiff and Vale gives a real boost to staff morale. The whole team enjoyed the occasion.

The EWS website is a resource for young people across Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan – providing up to date information and guidance around emotional resilience and substance misuse. One of the most popular features has been the online referral system. Since going live in April, there has been a huge uptake from all referral sources, particularly self-referrals from young people.

Jess Ferdinando, Health and Wellbeing Worker and social media champion for the service says:

It’s great to be able to put the website link up across our social media and within a couple of taps, young people can refer themselves for the help they need. We’ve had lots of professionals also commenting how much easier it is to refer into the service, I think it’s a real time saver.

Other features include:

  • Photos of the whole team, a helpful aide for a nervous young person, or parent.
  • Dates and times of all upcoming groups and workshops
  • Information on all outreach venues, with nearby bus stops, train stops and what to do when you get there (because no one likes to feel lost)
  • My Story – a place for young people and parents to tell their story and submit feedback on the service they received

Why not get in touch to tell us what you think!