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Young Minds - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

For parents and carers with concerns about the mental health or emotional well-being of a child or young person. This includes anything from bereavement to bullying. The service provides information and details of helping services and printed information on a range of mental health services.

Well-Appy - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith We provide support for mental health and emotional wellbeing through use of a smartphone based App and WhatsApp messaging support from an experienced mental health support worker.

Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to the corona virus we have needed to stop all groups and face to face contact. Staff will continue to provide phone support to the people that access our services. Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Torfaen...

Time to Change Wales - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith Time to Change Wales is the first national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. The campaign is needed because although mental health problems are very common, it can still be a taboo subject. People who experience mental illness often face...

The Priory Hospital Church Village - Pontypridd - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

The Hospital provides treatment for adult females with a mild to moderate learning disability, who may also have a borderline personality disorder and associated mental health problems. The newly refurbished hospital has ten en-suite bedrooms and there is a self-contained 2 bedroom bungalow...

SWADS - South Wales Anxiety and Depression Peer-Support Group - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

SWADS is an award-winning peer support group, run by and for people with lived experience of mental health issues. Since 2013, we have welcomed hundreds of people from across South Wales looking for support from those who really understand what it’s like to live with such difficulties. We are...

Start Changing Your Mood online Cognitive Behavioural Videos with support - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

This is a my post graduate student project, a series of videos teaching Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills to help you improve how you are feeling. By watching these videos you will learn about how thoughts and behaviour impact on your well being, about anxiety and low mood and how to...

St Johns Residential Shared House - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

This five-bed shared house provides Residential Care Services for women. St John’s House is able to provide placement for individuals who are diagnosed as suffering from mental illness, personality disorder and/ or mild learning disability. Many of our individuals have complex needs, multiple...

SHADE - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

SHADE is a self-help group for men and women who suffer from depression and anxiety. The group provides a safe, supportive and respectful place to meet and talk with others who have depression. It was set up in 1999 by a member who suffers with depression. The group meets twice-weekly in...

SelfharmUK - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

A project of Youthscape, SelfharmUK is dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm and other mental health issues by providing a safe space to talk, ask questions and be honest about what's going on in your life. Together we can challenge stigma and promote recovery.

Self Injury Support - support for women and girls - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Our organisation was set up in 1988 by a committed group of women who wanted to positively transform self-injury and mental health support services in their community. We run a UK-wide multi-channel support service for women & girls affected by self-injury, trauma and abuse. We develop...

SANEline - out-of-hours mental health helpline - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

SANE is concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness. Mental illnesses affect 1 in 4 of us at some point in our lives. They include depression and manic depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, obsessions, phobias, as well as alcohol and drug addiction. SANE is committed...

Royal College Of Psychiatrists - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

The Royal College Of Psychiatrists website contains a wide range of free-to-download information sheets. Topics include bullying, bereavement, learning disabilities, anxiety, phobias, stress and post-natal problems, addictions, sleep problems in children, tantrums, good parenting, eating...

Rotundus - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Rotundus is a community interest company set up to support those in need of help with their mental ill-health across South Wales, with plans to expand. As Rotundus, we deliver a variety of workshops and coaching sessions for individuals, companies and organisations. These sessions are paid for...

Rehab Guide - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

We run a free service in Wales to assist people who suffer from alcoholism and drug addiction. Our 24/7 helpline allows people to phone and chat with our team of addiction counsellors regarding their own sobriety or a loved one in need of help. We currently help with the following advice: -...

PTSD Resolution - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

PTSD Resolution is a charity that helps Veterans, Reservists and Families who are struggling to reintegrate into a normal work & family life because of trauma suffered during service in the armed forces. The programme is community-based, with treatment and support provided locally through a...

Psychotherapy for anxiety - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

We provide private, affordable modern psychotherapy (including counselling/talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy, Hypnotherapy, and more to deal with the symptoms of anxiety, stress, grief, post-traumatic stress (PTSD),...

Princes Street - Cardiff - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Princes Street supports five individuals with learning disabilities and/or past or present mental health problems. There is a dedicated staff team on duty 24-hours a day to provide support. The highly trained team are committed to providing a safe environment and facilitating independence and...

Platfform - Gwent - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith We work with people who are experiencing challenges with their mental health, and with communities who want to create a greater sense of connection, ownership and wellbeing in the places that they live. We’re driven by the belief that a strengths based approach is the foundation to sustainable...

OCD Action - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

OCD Action is the national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and front-line healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD. ...

NCT 1st 1,000 days parent support – postpartum psychosis - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Postpartum psychosis, sometimes referred to as puerperal psychosis or postnatal onset bipolar disorder is a severe episode of mental illness which begins suddenly in the days following childbirth. For many women with postpartum psychosis there may be no warning. For other women it is clear that...

National Problem Gambling Clinic - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

The National Problem Gambling Clinic treats problem gamblers living in England and Wales aged 16 and over. The team assesses the needs of problem gamblers as well as those of their partners and family members. Our mission is to advance existing models of treatment and develop new models of...

Moodcafe - promoting mental health - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Moodcafe is an online resource that helps promote mental health. Moodcafe have produced and collated information and resources relevant to various common psychological problems. If the mood takes you, why not check out our resources, browse the self help guides and visit recommended websites. ...

Mind Matters - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Mental Health Champion Project, recruiting, training, supporting volunteers to deliver mental health and wellbeing awareness to peers.

Mind Infoline - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith Our Mind Infoline provides an information and signposting service. We’re open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays). You can ask us about: - mental health problems - where to get help near you - treatment options - advocacy services.

Mind Cymru - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith We are working to make sure everyone in Wales has access to the mental health information, support and services they need. We won’t give up until everyone with a mental health problem in Wales is treated fairly, positively and with respect. We also provide mental health care and support in...

Mental Health Matters Wales - Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Mental Health Matters Wales is an independent non-profit, non-political charity which works with people who have a mental health related issue, other voluntary organisations and statutory services to promote mental well-being and to ensure there is a comprehensive range of mental health services ...

Mental Health Helpline for Wales - Community Advice and Listening Line - CALL - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith CALL community advice and listening line offers emotional support and information/literature on Mental Health and related matters to the people of Wales. C.A.L.L. Helpline offers a confidential listening and support service.

Mental Health Foundation - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

A website with lots of useful links and information on achieving better mental health. The Mental Health Foundation is a charity specialising in research and policy development, with a focus on preventing mental health problems. We are not able to advise people directly on their personal...

meddwl.org - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith The website was launched in November 2016 and is run by a small group of volunteers. Research and individiuals’ personal experiences have expressed that contemplating and discussing emotionally sensitive and complex issues such as mental health is a much easier, more natural and less frustrating ...

Life Coach Directory - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith Life Coach Directory is an online resource hub for personal and professional development support. Whether you need help with motivation, starting a business or confidence, one of our 1,500 professional Life Coach and registered NLPs, can help. You can also access free business and career support ...

Learning Disability Wales: Feeling Down: Looking After My Mental Health - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Following on from the Feeling Down report, we have published this easy read, interactive guide to help people with learning disabilities to take care of their health with the support of their family, friends and support workers. It includes tools to help people speak to their GP about their...

Jackie Gleed MBACP counsellor and psychotherapist - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

I am able to provide some face to face counselling sessions at the spacious Time counselling and wellbeing centre in Risca. Also, I am able to offer online video calls or walk and talk counselling sessions. All government guidelines are adhered to during the COVID-19 situation. I’m a relational...

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation 8- Week Course - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

iRest Yoga Nidra is a type of yoga therapy practice. The research carried out on iRest has shown that it has helped people reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia; deal with daily stresses; reduce tendency for relapse in people with chemical dependency; manage chronic pain; overcome...

Inner Belief - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

We are a hypnotherapy and transformational coaching company that have been formed with the sole purpose of enabling people to be the very best that they can. We offer support to people to overcome anxiety, depression, self harming, phobias and confidence issues. The treatment we provide is...

Independent Mental Health Advocacy service (IMHA) - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC) is a specialist advocacy provider currently delivering independent advocacy services in much of South Wales. ASC provides a statutory independent mental health advocacy (IMHA) service to qualifying patients. We provide information on patient’s rights and help them...

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service (IMCA) - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC) is a specialist advocacy provider currently delivering independent advocacy services in parts of South Wales. We believe independent advocacy is important because it seeks to give a voice to people who can't make themselves heard. Advocacy helps to ensure that people ...

Help for Heroes - Providing support for Veterans and their Families - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Help for Heroes supports those with injuries and illnesses attributable to their service in the British Armed Forces. No matter when someone served, we believe that those prepared to put their lives second, deserve a second chance at life. Every course and activity we offer aims to empower them...

Hearing Voices Network - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Hearing Voices Network offers a chance for voice hearers, seers of visions or those experiencing tactile invasions, their friends, family and carers, to meet together, support each other and share their experiences. The hearing of a voice or voices inaudible to others is a relatively common...

Hayley T Wheeler - Emotional Empowerment coaching - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith EmotionMind dynamic is a mixed modality programme combining coaching, counselling skills, mentoring, teaching and mindfulness for holistic personal development that helps improve mental health and wellbeing. There is now an online version of the programme that can be used independently or with...

Hafal Gwent - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith Hafal in Gwent are funded by the ABUHB to provide a transition for service users between ABUHB mental health services and the wider services available in the community. The aim is to ensure that every person with mental illness is fully supported on the next stage of their personalised recovery...

Hafal Carers Cafe - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith The cafes will provide a range of information and advice relevant to carers, including information on mental health conditions, mental health legislation, training opportunities, Carers Assessments, and benefit entitlements. All the above will give carers the knowledge and skills to continue in...

Gwerin Forest Group - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith The group is to support children and parents/carers who have or who are awaiting diagnosis for ADHD, ASD and similar conditions. Provides support, advice and information to parents and their children who are or are awaiting diagnosis. Activities include cooking out of doors, teepees and other...

Gwent Mental Health Consortium - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

The Gwent Mental Health Consortium deliver a wide range of services across Gwent for people with, or at risk of developing mental ill health. Our services are tailored to each individual and includes flexible community and home-based support that is responsive 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No ...

Growing Space - Travel Buddy Scheme - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

The Travel Buddy project is a peer mentoring travel training scheme for adults with a learning disability or autism. Individuals with a learning disability or autism wanting to become more independent are trained, by travel buddies, to build the skills and confidence needed to travel...

Growing Space - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Growing Space is a registered mental health charity founded in 1992 specialising in supporting individuals with mental health, autism or a functioning learning disability, to help build their confidence, develop social skills and improve their quality of life. With recovery at our foundation,...

Growing Space - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Supporting individuals with mental health, autism or a learning disability

Growing Space - ICF No More Barriers Project - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

The focus of this project is on breaking down the barriers to volunteering and employment across Gwent. The numbers of people with learning disabilities, neurodevelopment and mental health conditions who want to work are substantial but they are grossly under-represented in the workplace. Linked ...

Grief Recovery UK Specialist - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Teach 'the grief recovery method' to individuals and groups. Also deliver training to professionals, parents and carers on the 'Helping Children with Loss' programme. Grief is defined as loss and we can have many losses in our life e.g move of house, divorce, loss of friendship/relationship,...

Counsellling 4 Carers Project - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Counselling 4 Carers Project is a telephone or online (via Zoom ) counselling service offered by Llanelli Counselling Service. We are offering a FREE no obligation first counselling session plus discounted rate counselling sessions to both family carers and paid carers struggling with work...

Combat Stress The Veterans' Mental Health Charity - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

We are Combat Stress. The UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For over a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We provide support to veterans from...

Clic - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Clic is a UK-wide service that provides people with a mental illness and their carers a safe and secure place online to support each other, share experiences and build new relationships. The site also signposts people to useful information, contacts, resources and local services.

Chinese Mental Health Association (CMHA) - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

CMHA now provide a diverse range of services with the aim of serving Chinese people who suffer from mental health related issues and problems. We also provide support for their carers whom may not be familiar with all the nuances of traditional Chinese culture. Such is our growing scope of...

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male. CALM is about, for and on behalf of men. We use young men’s peers, their...

Cadoc Residential Shared House - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

This five-bed shared house provides Residential Care Services for men. Cadoc House is able to provide placement for individuals who are diagnosed as suffering from mental illness, personality disorder and/ or mild learning disability. Many of our individuals have complex needs, multiple...

Cadoc Residental Self-Contained Flats - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

React provides opportunity for individuals to live in self-contained apartments within a residential care model. The five apartments are located within eight meters of Cadoc House, one of our 24 hours staffed, shared residential care service. The buildings in where the apartments are located,...

Brynawel House Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Brynawel Rehab is the leading residential centre for the treatment of alcohol and drug dependencies in Wales. We are a secular organisation delivering evidence based interventions primarily as part of a residential treatment programme. Brynawel has a unique position as we are the only...

Bipolar UK - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

We're the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers. Each year we reach out to and support over 80,000 individuals through our range of services. We provide a range of services to enable people ...

Big White Wall - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Big White Wall (BWW) is a digital mental health service, available online and 24/7. The service is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides monitor the community to ensure the safety and anonymity of all members. You can share and...

BeGambleAware.org - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith BeGambleAware.org provides advice for those concerned about gambling, or for those who are worried about other people who gamble. Through the website, you can access our telephone helpline, online counselling and other forms of treatment.

Beat - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. We support anyone affected by an eating disorder, their friends and family, as well as professionals working with or worried about an individual in their care. We provide information and support through: • Youth (0808 801 0711), adult (0808 801 0677) and ...

Battle Against Tranquilisers (BAT) - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

BAT aim to help those who are addicted to benzodiazepine tranquillisers, sleeping pills and drugs with similar effects who wish to withdraw from them, to do so as comfortably as possible, and to help them to make the changes necessary in life after withdrawal. The national helpline available...

Ara gambling service - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith Free one to one counselling service for gamblers and people affected by someone else's gambling. COVID-19 Community Support - our service remains open offering one to one counselling during this difficult time.

Anxiety UK - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Anxiety UK offers support, advice and information on a range of anxiety disorders and anxiety related conditions via an infoline, email. text (SMS) & live chat Services We provide many services to support those affected by anxiety, from those living with stress or mild anxiety, through to...

Alcohol Demotivator - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

The Alcohol Demotivator is an online tool which lays out the risk factors associated with alcohol intake levels. When you enter your daily alcohol intake, the tool lays out the possible impacts of this, on finances, health, and other factors.

Advocacy Support Cymru - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith We provide statutory Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service (IMHA) and Community Mental Health Advocacy in parts of South Wales. PLEASE NOTE: we do not provide all of the above services in all of the areas below. Please call us for confirmation...

Able-Futures - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith Able Futures mental health professionals could give you free nine months mental health, to help you cope with work (employed or self employed) while you manage a mental health condition in the workplace. Able-Futures is part of the A2W Mental health scheme. Each individual receives their own...