In the last 12 months the charity has helped hundreds of people of all ages work through mental health challenges through its services.

Liz Thomas-Evans, the foundation’s counsellor said that the need in support for mental health difficulties in the area has been exacerbated this year by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown conditions.

“Mental health services and the NHS are experiencing an increase in demand for their services and people in Carmarthenshire can wait months for support,” she said.

“With the backing of GPs in the Amman Valley as well as other youth services, we can offer easy access to mental health support locally.

“The fact that the GPs are referring patients to us shows that there is a need for this kind of service in the area.”

Anthony Rees, who helped set up the project and works with Cyfle Building Skills a Regional Apprenticeship programme employing young people, said the purpose of the charity and the services is to develop a proactive support network and ultimately prevent suicide.

“That is what this is all about,” said Anthony, pointing at the centre, which was constructed with the support of students on an apprenticeship programme.

He added: “There is clearly a need for this type of service in the area – that is why it was set up, but this year has seen people struggle even more because of the Covid-19 pandemic.