A CARDIGAN-based group which offers support to past and current members of the armed forces has been working with people from throughout Wales during the coronavirus pandemic.

Therapies4services is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company set up by Morwenna Pitkin, from Aberporth, offering emotional, mental and physical support to servicemen and ex-servicemen, their families and carers.

The service has slowly expanded to cover all of Wales and has just received backing from the National Lottery Community Fund to help continue its work.

A £10,000 grant will go towards providing counselling sessions to key workers from across the country, to help improve their mental wellbeing during lockdown

“Therapies4services is reaching out to all serving personnel, reservists, veterans, all former or serving NHS. firefighters, police, prison officers, RNLI, coastguards, search and rescue, their families and carers,” said Morwenna, a qualified therapist.

“If you are feeling lonely, isolated, emotional, are struggling with your mental health or general well – being, we are here to help.

“We provide a free, confidential, non-judgemental, caring approach to therapy. It is important that people know we are there for them to deal with issues from isolation and loneliness to PTSD.

“We are extremely grateful to the National Lottery for its continued support.”

Adapting to the current situation, Therapies4services is able to offer face-to-face meetings via Skype, Zoom and Facetime.

“Hopefully, as lockdown restrictions ease, we will be able to get back to something like normal and face-to-face meetings,” added Morwenna.

Therapies4services has a 24/7 phone line available on 0300 772 9611; people can self-refer though the website at www.therapies4services.org.uk or the app https://therapies4services.teamapp.com/ or email therapies4services@outlook.com