Valleys Steps – free mindfulness and stress control courses for over 14s

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Valleys Steps is an organisation which provides easily accessible courses to improve your mental health.

We met Josh Elton from Valleys Steps recently when we went with Meic to the Bridgend College Freshers Fair.

A large amount of the work Meic does is about coaching people into better states of mind, or helping them see their situation in a different light. This is why we thought this would be a really useful service to share with everyone reading theSprout- it is definitely well-needed!

Valleys Steps offer two types of course: Mindfulness and Stress Control.

16 year olds and up can attend- 14 and 15 year olds can attend with an adult.

Each course lasts about six weeks and is held either in the morning or the evening. It’s informal, and the only info they ask of you is your postcode. You can find out more info here.

Admittedly this is not a Cardiff-based project as it is run in collaboration with the Cwm Taf university health board. The sessions are mostly in places like Porth, Aberdare, Porthcawl and Pontypridd.

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