Local Services

If you feel unwell but feel it’s not a serious medical emergency, you can use the NHS 111 Wales Online Symptom.

Click here to go to the symptom checker webpage.

You can access useful medical advice which helps you determine the best course of action to take. For a medical emergency dial 999.

Click on the image to the left to access a booklet containing useful articles and a full list of local wellbeing services in Gwynedd, produced by the Gwynedd Health and Wellbeing Partnership.

In addition we have collated a list of local services (below) which we are constantly updating so if there’s anything you feel we should add here, please let us know:

Click here to access the BCUHB website and find information on the North Wales COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions and how to let them know if you need a new or first appointment.

Click here to access online video courses sharing practical ways to cope with thoughts and feelings causing distress.

Click here to visit the Beat website. Beat provides helpline and information for adults and young people, offering a supportive environment to talk about eating disorders and how to get help. Call 0808 8010677 or click above.

Click here for more information on breast screening or simply scan the QR code with camera app on your mobile phone, email: BTWNorthScreening@wales.nhs.uk or call: 01492 860888.

Click here to access the Call helpline website. Call offer a 24/7 confidential mental health listening and support line. Call 0800132737, text “help” to 81066.

Click here to join Dementia Actif Gwynedd fitness classes. Classes are open to all members of the public if they sign up through this link.


And something new that’s not digital! – Pen Pals Project: Love writing? Like to be connected with a youngster so you can share stories and interests? Or maybe you’d just like to receive a letter, that’s ok too. For more information call 07768 988095 or contact: emmajaynequaeck@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

Click here to read the information leaflet which contains advice and support for people with infected blood.


  • Ask the Expert – where you’ll have the multi-disciplinary team of the Leicester Diabetes Centre at your fingertips
  • Track your activity levels and even link up to the Fitbit or Google Fit
  • Track your weight, blood pressure, HbA1c, diet and cholesterol
  • Set daily goals that fit around your lifestyle
  • Compete with others in our DESMOND community on the global leader boards
  • Chat with members of the DESMOND community
  • Invite your friends and family to join you in your journey
  • Learn more about type 2 diabetes through our interactive learning and 9-weekly booster sessions

If you live in Wales and have type 2 diabetes visit www.mydesmond.wales to request access by completing the online form. 

Click here or call 0845 4647 for the NHS out of hours helpline and information about the way in which dental practices are operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot provide dental treatment or advice at Tywyn Health Centre.

Click here to view the locations and contact details for earwaxclinic.

Click here to view the location and contact details for Interhearing clinics.

We do not offer this service at Tywyn Health Centre but you can arrange an appointment at one of the private clinics mentioned above.

The Family Wellbeing Practitioner (FWP) team are part of a range of mental health and mental wellbeing services for children & young people under the age of 18 years old, providing early support & advice to young people and/or their parents to help address difficulties before it develop into more of a problem. The FWP can offer short-term support which may take the form of advice and signposting to other services in the community, support to access these services if required, and supported self-help to empower you to resolve your difficulties for yourself. Sometimes it can be helpful to talk with the FWP to better understand the issues and agree upon what might be most helpful in moving forwards.

If you are a young person who is worried about your mental wellbeing, or you are a parent/carer who is worried about a young person, please speak with your GP or Practice Nurse. They will decide what support might be most helpful. This might be to speak with the FWP (who works in the surgery as part of the primary care practice team) or it may be that you need more specialist support and they will be able to discuss these options with you.

Click here to visit the Farming Community Network website. They are a voluntary community supporting farmers and their families. Whether the issue is personal or business-related, FCN is there for you. We run a confidential, national helpline (03000111999) and e-helpline (help@fcn.org.uk) which is open every day of the year from 7am to 11pm. Their volunteers provide free, confidential, pastoral and practical support to anyone who seeks help.

Click here to visit the South Gwynedd Foodbank website. You’ll find details of where our local bank is, how to obtain vouchers and what you’ll receive in your food parcel.

Click here to visit Gwynedd council’s website or call 01766 771000. Select from the following options:

  • Option 1 – For waste collection
  • Option 2 – For the registrar
  • Option 3 – For council tax & benefits

Tywyn Hospital can provide hearing batteries. Please call 03000 850 026 for details.

Call 03000852429 to contact our local mental health team.

Click here to access Mind Active Monitoring. The course provides six weeks guided self-help for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and more.

To get started, talk to your GP, or any other health professional, or sign up directly at:

Nightingale House Hospice run six-week Positive Action Programmes every month to educate & support people to self-manage their concerns & achieve improvement in their quality of life. Contact occupational therapist; Clare Williams clare.williams12@wales.nhs.uk or call 01978 316800 for more information.

Click here to visit the Betsi Cadwaladr University  Health Board webpage. Search  MSD, then select  and open  the ARMA page from search results

Click here to access Parabl Talking Therapies. They provide short-term therapeutic interventions for individuals facing common mental health difficulties or challenging life events which may be impacting on their emotional wellbeing.

Warwick University are running the PIPA (Parenting Intervention to Prevent Affective Disorders in High-risk Adolescents) trial, which is exploring the effectiveness of an online resource for parents/carers. They hope the resource will help reduce depression and anxiety in young people. The trial is open to anyone so scan the QR code for details of how to get involved.

Click here to join the PRINCIPLE Trial. Tywyn Health Centre is a member of this trail which aims to find low-risk treatments for older people with COVID. To be eligible you need to have experienced COVID symptoms for less than 15 days. The trial is open to people:

  • aged 65 and over.
  • 18-64 years & experiencing shortness of breath as part of COVID-19 illness.
  • 18-64 years with certain underlying health conditions.

Click here to visit the Reading Well website. Reading Well supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading.

The books are all recommended by health experts, as well as people with lived experience of the conditions and topics covered and their relatives and carers.

You can be recommended a title by a health professional, or you can visit your local library and take a book out yourself.

There are five booklists available:

  • Reading Well for mental health
  • Reading Well for young people
  • Reading Well for children
  • Reading Well for dementia
  • Reading Well for long term conditions.

Click here to visit the RCS Workforce website. In these challenging times, RCS are working hard to support people at work, bringing people together in a virtual community of support.

They offer one-to-one support (over the phone, Skype or Whatsapp) to keep you chipper. Free counselling or talking therapies over the phone

Tips for happy and healthy home-working. Positive action for employers to help keep your workforce healthy. Their team is now home-based, but as passionate and positive as ever about improving lives. Just call on 01745 336442 or email hello@rcs-wales.co.uk

Click here to visit the Samaritans website or call 116 123 for free. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are there for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Save a Life Cymru

Click here to visit the website for Save a Life Cymru and learn CPR. Touch Someone’s Life, is a campaign, to encourage everybody in Wales to learn CPR skills so that they are confident of the steps they need to take when a person has a cardiac arrest.

Click here to visit the website for our local sexual health clinics. Condoms and emergency contraception are provided at all of the clinics listed. See the website for the full range of screening and treatments available.

Click here to access the SilverCloud online course which offers support for anxiety, depression, and much more, all based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Anyone aged 16 or over can sign up.

Tan Y Maen

Click here to visit the website for the Tan y Maen Wellbeing Project in Tywyn. Tan y Maen offer an informal and supportive environment to help people with common issues around mental health and wellbeing.

Contact Joanna Houseman (Tel: 07495 127245, email: joanna.tywyn@gmail.com).

Click here to visit the MASTA – find a local travel clinic webpage. Other private travel clinics are available and some local GP practices may offer a travel clinic locally.

We are not running a travel clinic at Tywyn Health Centre currently.

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