At New Horizons we run a variety of regular creative and social groups. We believe encouraging creativity can help people develop new skills and build confidence. Service users have found our Creative Writing groups have helped them to express their thoughts and emotions in ways they had not been able to previously. Our groups provide community and a safe space, where people feel able to relax, to be themselves and to express themselves.

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Information & Signposting Service

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Creative Writing

The New Horizons Creative Writing group meets in Aberdare on Monday afternoons. The group is facilitated by a tutor from Garth Olwg Lifelong Learning Centre. Each week the group looks at a different writing style or topic and then goes away to try it out themselves. Some the work done by the group can be found here:

What do group members say?

‘It gets me out of the house, meeting different people. It is helpful to me by putting pen to paper.’



Self-harm Peer Support

New Horizons Self-harm Peer Support group is a relaxed environment, where people can come in, have a chat and a cup of tea and build relationships. It is a safe space where people can talk through issues or difficulties with people who have had similar experiences. The group meeting take place on a Monday if you would like more information please Email

What do group members say?

‘It is a brilliant way to welcome the weekend with making friends and we have a brilliant time.’


‘The Centre offers help/support which is not judgemental, with an area to relax and chat to like-minded people.’



Walking Group

New Horizons have two walking groups which meet on a Wednesday and Friday. The Wednesday walk takes place in Aberdare park at 10.30am; meeting at the bottom gate on Glan road. The Friday walk takes place in Ynysangharad park and starts at 10.30am at the gate on Bridge street.  They are small friendly groups who enjoy a short walk around the parks (1-2 laps) and often have a tea or coffee afterwards. Come and join the groups for a little exercise in the fresh air, rain or shine. The group is led by a staff member.

What do group members say?

‘It gets me out of the house and lets me get some fresh air and keep my fitness up without pressure’



Befriending Zoom Group

New Horizons ‘Befriending Zoom Group’ is a friendly, safe environment to meet new people and make new friends. The group is a mixture of chatting, quizzes and virtual walking tours. The group meets on a Tuesday morning and runs from 10.30am till 12.30pm. To join click here.



Men’s Group

The Men’s is a safe space for men to talk freely and to offer support to one another. The hope is to develop a trusting environment where men can share their thoughts and feeling whilst building a network of support. The group meets on Wednesday evening at 6.00pm via zoom. To join click here.