Pave the Way on Radio Cardiff 8th June 2017

Just a short time after joining Pave the Way, on the 8th June, our inspirational volunteer, Karen spoke live on our Art of Being Well show about her experience of living with bipolar.  Karen has an amazing story and her passion for all things wonderful is infectious. You can listen again here:

Karen on air with Jay and Jen – Cassie and Jo are in the studio listening in

The Art of Being Well #4: Pave The Way and Poet Guy Fletcher

Jay Walker returns with the 4th edition of ‘The Art of Being Well’, and is joined by new regular co-host Kim Reeves.

From this week ‘AOBW’ has taken over the Thursday lunchtime slot on Radio Cardiff in a live format. In this edition Jo Harry from VCS talks about the supported volunteering scheme ‘Pave The Way’, poet Guy Fletcher discusses his work, and there is information about services which offer support to people experiencing mental health or substance dependency issues. Plus ‘Steady Jay’s Reggae Mix’, and great music to uplift the spirit.

The Art of Being Well is part-funded by Cardiff Council Neighbourhood Fund, and is produced for Radio Cardiff by VCS Cymru.

Listen live every Thursday 1.30-3.00pm on Radio Cardiff 98.7FM or catch the cloudcast on Mixcloud.


The Art of Being Well #2

This week’s Art of Being Well episode is presented by Jay Walker.

If you’d like to get into contact with the Hafal Cafe, please follow the link below:

Frances Smith-Williams’s website:

The Art of Being Well podcast can be followed on Mixcloud and Podomatic.

The Art of Being Well is supported by VCS Cymru and funded by Cardiff Council Neighbourhood Management.

Ukulele fever at The AWE Group

The AWE Group (the latest project from the collaboration between VCS and Inroads) today welcomed the wonderful ‘Plucking Fourstrings’ for an afternoon of great ukelele music at The Inroads Wellbeing Centre.

The group runs every Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00pm and invites people from the arts & media to share their skills and talents.

Future sessions include a Creative Writing workshop with John Porter on 27th April; and creating a radio science show with Rhys Phillips on 3rd May.

To find out more about The AWE Group contact Jeremy Ress:





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