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Youth Outreach Programme – ARA Gambling Services – GamCare - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

ARA in partnership with GamCare deliver FREE gambling awareness workshops to 11-19 year olds and the professionals who support them, raising the awareness around gambling and gambling related harm. The training consists of an interactive workshop for young people delivered in various...

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.

Veterans NHS Wales - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith NHS Wales, with funding from the Welsh Government, has set up a Veterans NHS Wales service in your locality. Some service personnel have problems when they return to civilian life after serving in the Armed Forces. These can occur for many reasons, ranging from deeply shocking operational...

TOP UK (Triumph Over Phobia) - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

TOP UK runs supported self help groups for people who suffer from phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other related anxiety disorders. Our groups meet weekly and we use a form of Cognitive behaviour Therapy to help people to face their fears and get on the road to recovery.

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

Togetherall 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 discuss...

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...

The DPJ Foundation Share the Load Counselling - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith The DPJ Foundation operates a confidential 24/7 telephone line staffed by understanding, non-judgemental people who understand farming and agricultural life who will listen and can help. We also offer fully funded counselling with qualified counsellors. Our counsellors are either registered with ...

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. We are proud to be a local, independent...

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...

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: -...

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

We provide free information for rehab centres nationwide, and a wealth of resources on relapse and recovery. Rehab Guide is an adult service that provides information, advice, support and treatment for those with a drug or alcohol problem throughout the UK. At Initial assessment, we discuss the ...

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...

PostScript 360 (formally known as Battle Against Tranquilisers) - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

We are committed to supporting individuals to reduce the harms caused by prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal through a wrap-around service of one to one therapy, group therapy and a telephone support service. We train health professions, promote awareness and prevention,...

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. ...

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

Iaith Gwaith New Pathways is a registered charitable company that provides a range of specialist counselling and advocacy services for women, men, children and young people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse. We have many years of experience and are widely regarded throughout the UK as a leading...

New online NHS course to help improve mental health - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith Feeling worried or anxious can have a big impact on your health, and for some people life at the moment can be particularly difficult. Improvement Cymru for Public Health Wales is offering everyone in Wales over the age of 16 free access to an online self-help video course designed to assist...

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.

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 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...

Laura Bone Play Therapy - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

I provide play therapy for children and young people. Play Therapy is similar to adult counselling but uses play and a range of other tools to help children express themselves and process things, which can be more developmentally appropriate for children than talking. Play Therapy can help...

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...

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

Inside Out Cymru is an Arts and Mental Health charity delivering arts workshops and activities across Gwent. Our aims are to: Provide creative arts workshops in a safe, friendly environment, facilitated by professional artists. Break down barriers to opportunities and to encourage access to the...

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

DUE TO COVID-19 THIS SERVICE MAY NOT BE OPERATING AS NORMAL. PLEASE CONTACT FOR FURTHER DETAILS. 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...

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 ...

In Our Nature CIC - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

In Our Nature supports people to improve their wellbeing through nature-based workshops and events, individual and group ecotherapy sessions and advice on bringing more nature into your homes, gardens and workspaces.

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 Cymru - 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...

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,...

Dewis C.I.L Gwent Community Mental Health Advocacy Service - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith We provide an independent advocacy service across Gwent (Newport, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent) for adults with a mental health issue or at risk of developing a mental health issue, as well as people caring for someone with a mental health issue. We also provide some...

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). Today we provide specialist treatment...

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...

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) - Gwent - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith They offer assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. Children and young people and their families can be referred to CAMHS if children are finding it hard to cope with family life, school or the wider world. If these...

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

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this. CALM is about, for and on behalf of men. We use young men’s peers, their voices and interests ...

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,...

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 ...

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.

Basecamp Therapy Provision - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Thanks to funding and support from the Lottery, Welsh Assembly Government and the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations Basecamp is able to provide free face to face and online counselling to people affected by COVID-19. Basecamp Counsellors also provide free face to face and affordable...

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...

ACTivate your Life - Free video course - Mental Health Recovery Services (Opens in a new window)

Iaith Gwaith Are you feeling anxious, down or depressed or worrying a lot? No matter who you are, life can sometimes be hard. This free online course will show you practical ways of dealing with thoughts and feelings. It could help you find out what is really important to you and give you the skills to be...