Mental Health - Getting HelpKnowing when or how to get help with your mental health can be very tough. But seeking support for your mental health is just the same as asking for help with anything else.

You do not need to have a diagnosed mental health condition to seek support, you do not even need to know what the issue is.

Browse our list of people, organisations and resources below.

Click here for mental health support in Ceredigion.

National Mental Health Support

If you or someone you know is in danger due to their mental health then please call 999 or visit your nearest Accident & Emergency Service.

Alternatively, here are some helplines that can provide urgent mental health support:

Samaritans

The Samaritans offer free and confidential support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Website: https://www.samaritans.org

C.A.L.L. Wales

The Community Advice and Listening Line (CALL) offer free and confidential support to people living in Wales. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone: 0800 132 737

Text: 81066

Website: https://www.callhelpline.org.uk

CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is available from 5pm to midnight 365 days a year to anyone in the UK either by phone or through their webchat service.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58

Website: https://www.thecalmzone.net

PAPYRUS Hopeline

Offers confidential suicide prevention advice to people in the UK under the age of 35. They are open from 9am to midnight 365 days a year.

Tel: 0800 068 41 41

Website: https://www.papyrus-uk.org

YoungMinds Parents Helpline

Offers detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25. 9:30am – 4pm weekdays.

Phone: 0808 802 5544

Website: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/for-parents

Alternatively, you may find a more suitable helpline here: https://www.helplines.org/helplines/

Your doctor is there to support your health, both physical and mental. They are usually able to diagnose a condition and point you in the direction of a specific treatment, service or support groups. It is important to try to speak as openly as possible and focus on how you really feel.

For more information or help with speaking to your GP, visit this site: https://www.docready.org/#/home

Often you may be referred to an appropriate therapist or counsellor through your GP but in many cases you’re able to find these directly. Whilst a private therapist may come at a cost, you are more likely to avoid extensive waiting lists and you may receive more flexible care.

Therapy with Karolina

Karolina is our Associate Therapist and one of the directors at Mental Health Monster CIC. She can cover topics such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and bereavement, relationships, self-image, building confidence and so much more!

Emailtherapy@mhmonster.org or Contact Us.

More information is available here: Therapy with Karolina

However, you can find other experienced private counsellors in your area by clicking here.

Carers Trust

Provides a directory of support services for unpaid carers in the UK and offers specific resources and guidance.

Website: www.carers.org

SCOPE

Connects disabled individuals with advisers that can provide support on topics related to disability, including finance, work, social care and more. Available 9am to 6pm on weekdays and 10am to 6pm on weekends.

Phone: 0808 800 3333

Email: helpline@scope.org.uk

Website: www.scope.org.uk/helpline

Black Minds Matter UK

Connects individuals and families of black origin with free mental health services in the UK.

Email: blackmindsmatter.uk@gmail.com

Website: www.blackmindsmatteruk.com

Chinese Mental Health Association

Provides a diverse range of services for Chinese people who experience mental health issues and their carers.

Email: info@cmha.org.uk

Website: www.cmha.org.uk 

Royal British Legion: Available from 8am to 8pm every day, 365 days a year for any serving or ex-serving personnel and their surrounding community, including dependants and carers.

Phone: 0808 802 8080

Website: www.britishlegion.org.uk/

Inspirited Minds

A Muslim mental health charity that provides professional, non-judgemental, confidential support to those with mental health difficulties.

Website: inspiritedminds.org.uk

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

Switchboard provides information, support and a referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.

Phone: 03003300630

Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt

Live Chat: https://switchboard.lgbt/how-we-can-help

BEAT Eating Disorders

Open from 9am to 8pm during weekdays and 4pm to 8pm on weekends all year.

Helpline: 080 801 067

Studentline: 0808 801 0811

Youthline: 0808 801 0711

Webchat: www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services 

Bipolar UK

Offers advice, helpline support, online communities, support groups and crisis help to people with Bipolar Disorder.

Website: https://www.bipolaruk.org/

FRANK

Offers support and advice to people suffering from drug-related issues.

Phone: 03001236600

Text: 82111

Live Chat: https://www.talktofrank.com/contact-frank

BeGambleAware

They offer free, confidential help and support to anyone who’s worried about their – or someone else’s – gambling 24/7.

Phone: 08088020133

Web Chat: https://www.gamcare.org.uk/get-support/talk-to-us-now/

Many people find that online tools such as anonymous online communities, apps, podcasts, social media, online therapies, videos and other types of digital instruments are very beneficial to an individual’s mental health. Even to those that are not currently facing any mental health issues.

Why not check out some of the best mental health apps that are currently available, according to the NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/

Or visit this page on online mental health, courtesy of Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/online-mental-health/online-mental-health-tools/

Most universities in the UK will have a designated wellbeing team capable of supporting you with your mental health needs. Check out your student portal or contact your student union should you need any advice on how to access such services.

You may also want to talk to your employer as they could have wellbeing policies in place that allow you to access a service suitable for your needs. They may also be able to make helpful arrangements to support you.

The Mix

Online mental health support for under 25s.

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Website: themix.org.uk

PAPYRUS

Urgent mental health helpline for under 35s.

Phone: 0800 68 68 41

Mobile: 07860039967

Email: PAT@papyrus-org.uk

Kooth

An online community that offers mental health support via advice, information and an online chat service.

Website: kooth.com

Smiling Mind

An app for young people to manage their mental health. It can be downloaded via smartphones, tablets, smart devices etc.

YoungMinds

Information, advice, tips and guidance for young people.

Website: youngminds.org.uk/young-person/

MEIC

A helpline service for young people to discuss anything you want.

You can either chat with them on the phone, via text or an online chat.

Phone: 080880 23456

Text: 84001

Website: meiccymru.org

Visit youthaccess.org.uk/services/ to see the counselling, advice or information services for young people near you.

You may find that there are brilliant services that are right on your doorstep! Whether they are peer support groups, local initiatives, care services or mental health support teams there may be something that is just right for you.

Consult a local directory or visit https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health to find out more about your local services.

Looking for tips on how to manage your mental health? Head to our articles page!

Mental Health Support in Ceredigion

We’re lucky enough to have some wonderful individuals and organisations in Ceredigion that are here to help you with your mental health.

To add your service, please fill out this short form: https://forms.gle/GMVu3Kzs7J9cKecy9

If you or someone you know is in danger due to their mental health then please call 999 or visit your nearest Accident & Emergency Service.

Alternatively, here are some helplines that can provide urgent mental health support:

NHS Community Advice and Listening Line (C.A.L.L) – All Ages – Open All Day Every Day

Phone: 0800 132 737

Text the word HELP to 81066

The Samaritans – All Ages – Open All Day Every Day

Phone: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Meic Cymru – Young People Aged 0-15 – Open 8am to Midnight Every Day

Phone: 08088 023456

Text: 84001

Online Chat/ Website: https://www.meiccymru.org/

Your doctor is there to support your health, both physical and mental. They are usually able to diagnose a condition and point you in the direction of a specific treatment, service or support groups. It is important to try to speak as openly as possible and focus on how you really feel.

For more information or help with speaking to your GP, visit this site: https://www.docready.org/#/home

A skilled team of Community Connectors and Resource Officers can offer information, advice and assistance to people of all ages and can link you with other professionals, focusing on community-based support and people’s well-being.

To see what is available to you in Ceredigion, click here: https://connectceredigion.org.uk/resources

To speak with your local community connector, click here: https://connectceredigion.org.uk/the-community-support-and-development-service

Mind Aberystwyth offer a whole host of support from wellbeing activities, groups, tenancy support, 1-1 counselling, guided self-help and more to people all across Ceredigion!

Email: info@mindaberystwyth.org

Phone: 01970 626225

Website: mindaberystwyth.org

Karolina is our Associate Therapist and one of the directors at Mental Health Monster CIC. She can cover topics such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and bereavement, relationships, self-image, building confidence and so much more!

Email: therapy@mhmonster.org or Contact Us.

More information is available here: Therapy with Karolina

However, you can find other experienced private counsellors in Ceredigion by clicking here.

Mental Health Matters Wales offers a range of mental health services, including advocacy, peer support, counselling and wellbeing hubs across the country.

Email: admin@mhmwales.org.uk

Phone: 01656 767045 / 01656 651450 

Website: https://mhmwales.org.uk/

Hafal Ceredigion helps people with serious mental illness and their families to work towards recovery through their Recovery Programme and a range of other services in Ceredigion.

Phone: 01970 624 756

Email: ceredigion@hafal.org

Website: https://www.hafal.org/in-your-area/ceredigion/

The DPJ Foundation is a Welsh mental health charity that supports those in agriculture and rural communities with mental health problems through free counselling and a 24/7 helpline.

Phone: 0800 587 4262

Email: Kate@thedpjfoundation.co.uk

Website: https://www.thedpjfoundation.co.uk/

Area 43 provide a fully professional and confidential counselling service to any young person aged 16-25 years both online and at their Cardigan centre. They also provide a drop-in centre where young people (aged 16-25) can socialise with their peers and access a range of quality information and support from trained and experienced staff.

Phone: 01239 614566

Email: dropin@area43.co.uk

Website: https://www.area43.co.uk/

Men2Men offer a range of activities, from 1:1 support face to face, over the phone support and wellbeing hubs to walk and talk sessions for men in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. 

Phone: 07577117967

Email: info@men2men.org.uk

Website: https://www.men2men.org.uk/

Cyfle Cymru help people affected by substance misuse and/or mental health conditions to develop confidence, and provide support to access training, qualifications and work experience. They help people by providing 1-1 peer mentorship, specialist support and opportunities.

Phone: 0300 777 2256

Email: ask@cyflecymru.com

Website: https://dacw.co.uk/en/welcome/

Barod provides a very wide range of support to individuals affected by alcohol and drugs, and their friends and family. The support and information they provide is free, confidential and non-judgmental.

Phone: 03303 639997

Contact Page: https://barod.cymru/contact/

Website: https://barod.cymru/

ARA Cymru help people to recover from drug, alcohol, gambling and mental health problems. Their services are free, confidential and include free tools, self-help guides followed by one-to-one counselling sessions.

Phone: 0330 1340 286

For mental health advocacy and advice, Advocacy West Wales can offer you a voice when you need it most to rights, views and wishes are heard.

The Connect to Wellbeing app allows Ceredigion residents to self-assess their wellbeing across six key areas and provides feedback on how they could improve in these areas. It is available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and you can get more information on this: https://connectceredigion.org.uk/connect-to-wellbeing.

To search for more services, activities or projects in your area, you can use this directory: https://wwamh.org.uk/online-directory-search/.

Please recognise that you are never alone in your struggles and with the right support, things can definitely get better.