HEALTH board plans that could affect 1 in 4 people across Pembrokeshire will be on the agenda at a public meeting this Thursday (July 6).

Hywel Dda health board is holding a drop-in event at Letterston Memorial Hall between 2pm and 7pm.

It will be a chance for people to have their say on proposed changes to mental health services in west Wales, which include plans to establish a central assessment unit in Carmarthen and central treatment unit in Llanelli.

Pembrokeshire would potentially be left with a Community Mental Health Centre (CMHCs) with four “crisis and recovery beds” to provide “a wide range of support for people and their families".

This would include emergency assistance in crisis situations, outpatient services, therapies, treatment and support, and daytime hospitality.

The Health Board says it cannot sustain services as they are currently run, and that the changes would result in better services across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

Angie Darlington, director of West Wales Action for Mental Health, which is based in Carmarthen, urged those who have used mental health services, their families, carers, and supporting organisations to "get involved" and making their views known.

"It is great to see such energy and determination to work together to improve mental health services across Wales," she said.

"By working together to shape this work we can all make a positive difference.”

Before attending make sure you read the consultation documents.

An easy-read version is available here.

You will need to complete the attached surveys.

You can also visit the health board's website or Facebook page.