Health-Related Support Groups
There are a number of health-related support groups in Pembrokeshire. PAVS may also have details of other groups in your area- contact 01437 769422.
Run by volunteers, Arthritis Care (Haverfordwest) provides services including:
- A social network.
- Support through shared experiences.
- Information about Cymru Versus Arthritis publications, website, Facebook and guest speakers.
- Ways of managing arthritis including exercise classes and hydrotherapy.
Breathe Easy Haverfordwest is a support group open to anyone who has a lung condition, their family, friends, and carers. The group is supported by the British Lung Foundation and is open to people with any type or severity of lung disease, condition or breathing problem.
They offer a chance for people to come together and support each other, learn about different methods for managing lung conditions, hear from guest speakers, socialise and share experiences.
Bereavement support and counselling in one-to-one meetings with trained volunteers in mutually agreed places at mutually agreed times. Meeting places are vetted for suitability. Support workers are trained by Cruse to nationally recognised standards.
There may be waiting lists in place to see a counsellor.
Sociable and friendly group for stroke survivors to practice speech, to help build confidence and share information with 1:1 support from experienced volunteers. They also provide a home visit service for stroke survivors with communication difficulties who are unable to access the group. After contacting, a Co-ordinator will arrange a home visit to discuss services/provide information.
Headway is a charity that aims to improve life after brain injury through a range of services and support. They hold a monthly social meeting in Haverfordwest. For more information about the branch.
The Pembrokeshire branch of Parkinson’s UK offers information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. They organise regular events and social activities to meet other local people affected by Parkinson's. Treatment meetings are held every week, including physiotherapy, alternative therapies, aromatherapy, reflexology and podiatry.