At Ceredigion County Council we are transforming the way individuals, families, communities and carers can receive help and support when they need it.

Our vision is to ensure positive access to both universal and targeted services so that children and adults can develop the skills and resilience they need to lead fulfilled lives and achieve their goals.  We are seeking to empower individuals in what matters to them and work with partner agencies to strengthen people’s independence, ensure safety and promote well-being.

Our Through Age and Well-being Strategy sets out how we will develop a skilled and innovative workforce who will provide through age services that focus on preventative support and early intervention with easy access to information, advice and assistance, proportionate assessment of need and care and support plans for those who need longer term help.

Find out more about our Through-Age and Wellbeing Model and how are teams are structured within it here.

Mental Wellbeing Team Overview

The Mental Wellbeing Team works closely with secondary mental health services and other partner agencies in relation to the support needs of both adults and children in accordance with the Social Services and Well-being Act and the Mental Health Act.

Roles under the Team Manager:

  • Senior Practitioner
  • Social Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner

The Senior Practitioner social worker role is an experienced mental health professional, is Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) qualified, working with small complex case load and with the duties of a social work supervisor.

Social Workers are AMHP qualified or working towards the qualification. There is a requirement to assist in covering AMHP duties and the whole range of statutory social work functions as contained within the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended in 2007). A good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) is required and the ability to undertake capacity assessments and best interest meetings. 

Support Workers possess a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and its relationship with the Mental Health Act working across the team for best client outcomes.

The Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner role also works closely with vulnerable individuals and with any family, carers and networks, and have an understanding of the legislation above.