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Information, advice and support around mental wellbeing and mental health problems

A number of organisations - both local and national - provide mental health information, advice or support.

One in four of us can expect to experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives.  Understanding emotional or wellbeing issues and having access to advice on how they can be managed are important first steps that can prevent conditions from worsening further down the line.

Local Support

Self-Help Guides

The local partnership board for mental health services in Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea has developed a series of online self-help guidesOpens new window designed to offer information and advice on a wide range of subjects. The guides help users to make sense of emotional and wellbeing issues and signpost to appropriate services if further support is needed .

Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS)

The SCVS Mental Health Development ServiceOpens new window publishes a range of resources for people in Swansea with mental health issues and those who support them. These include both organisations which provide specialist mental health support and those which provide support in other areas which have the potential to impact on mental wellbeing.

The Swansea Mental Health ForumOpens new window is an umbrella group of Swansea voluntary sector groups providing a service to adults who may be experiencing mental health problems, co-ordinated by Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS).

Tel: 01792 544021

Swansea MindOpens new window

Swansea Mind provides a Wellbeing Centre where anyone can drop in for information and a chat, as well as a range of self-help groups.

Tel: 01792 642999

HafalOpens new window

Hafal works with people recovering from serious mental illness and their families. Their Recovery Programme empowers clients and families to take control of their lives and achieve recovery.

Hafal - 10 Point Plan for Mental Health CarersOpens new window

Tel: 01792 466990

Mental Health Carers GroupOpens new window

Swansea Carers Centre supports a monthly group for carers of people with mental health problems.

Tel: 01792 653344

SamaritansOpens new window

Emotional support for those experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Tel: 116 123 (free, 24 hours a day)

Swansea Healthy City DirectoryOpens new window

Search the directory for a list of local organisations who provide mental health support.

TranscendOpens new window

A Mental Health Peer Monitoring Project funded by Swansea Bay University Health Board and co-ordinated by Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS). Peer mentors are people with personal experience of recovery from mental health difficulties, trained to support those they mentor through the recovery process through enabling activities and action planning, and simply providing a listening ear.

Tel: 01792 543637

Connect ProjectOpens new window

A membership project with a weekly programme of informal workshops, accredited courses and social activities for adults.  If you self-identify as having a mental health difficulty or a learning difficulty and want to become part of this project, please call us to book a visit to meet the staff and learn more about the project.

01792 465383 /

National and Welsh organisations

C.A.L.L. HelplineOpens new window

Confidential emotional support and information via a helpline, text messaging service and website.

Tel: 0800 132 737 or text 'Help' with your question to 81066

Time to Change WalesOpens new window

A group of mental health organisations working together and campaigning to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health problems and end discrimination.

MindOpens new window

A mental health charity which both supports and campaigns on behalf of people with mental health problems.

Mind's A-Z of mental health topicsOpens new window

Helpline: 0300 123 3393

GofalOpens new window

A Welsh mental health and wellbeing charity which provides services to people with mental ill health, supporting their independence, their health and wellbeing and their recovery.

Tel: 01792 321390

Mental Health FoundationOpens new window

A charity committed to helping people to survive and recover from mental health problems as well as helping everyone lead mentally healthier lives.

The Mental Health Foundation's A-Z of mental health topics

The Mental Health Foundation's self-help Wellbeing Podcasts  

Mental Health WalesOpens new window

A website run by Hafal with information and news about mental health in Wales.

Bipolar UKOpens new window

Supporting people affected by bipolar to take control of their lives

Wales Information: 01633 244244 

Advocacy Support CymruOpens new window

Independent mental health advocacy for people who are in hospital (either detained or on a voluntary basis) as a result of mental health problems.

Tel: 029 2054 0444

Voice and Choice AdvocacyOpens new window

A service run by the Alzheimers Society which advocates for people living with dementia or are in the process of obtaining a diagnosis

Tel: 01792 531208

Diverse CymruOpens new window

An organisation promoting equality and challenging discrimination.  One of its roles is to provide mental health services and support to people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. 

NHS Choices

Provides a list of mental health helplinesOpens new window covering a range of issues related to mental health.  

There are also pages on StressOpens new window and Mental WellbeingOpens new window.

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