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How to get support

Below you’ll find links to a range of organisations if you are looking for mental health support for yourself or someone you know.

If you are in need of urgent help, please dial 999. 

If you need to talk to someone about your feelings:

Children & Young People
  • Childline
    Call for free on 0800 1111 or visit their site to chat online or send an email.
  • MEIC
    Support for children and young people up to 25 years old open 8am to midnight, 7 days a week. Freephone 080880 23456, text 84001 or instant messaging on their website.
     
Suicide & Bereavement
  • PAPYRUS HOPElineUK
    For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or for anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide
    Freephone 0800 068 41 41 
  • CRUSE
    Cruse bereavement care
    Freephone 0808 808 1677 
  • SOBS
    Survivors of bereavement by suicide
    0300 111 5065
     
Eating Disorders
  • Beat
    Helpline: 0808 801 0677 or Youthline: 0808 801 0711 
    Open 365 days a year from 9am–8pm during the week, and 4pm–8pm on weekends and bank holidays or try their one-to-one web chat.
     
Perinatal Mental Health
  • PANDAS
    Helpline is available from 11am-10pm every day - 0808 1961 776
     
Free online CBT course
  • SilverCloud  is an online course which offers support for anxiety, depression, and much more, all based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Anyone aged 16 or over in Wales can sign up.
     
General mental health support, advice and guidance
Children & Young People
Eating Disorders
Suicide & bereavement
  • PAPYRUS
    For children and young people under the age of 35
  • CRUSE
    Bereavement care
  • SOBS
    Survivors of bereavement by suicide
     
Perinatal Mental Health

Help is at Hand’ booklet
If you have experienced a bereavement by suicide, or know someone who has.
 

New parent support groups
There are likely to be support groups for new parents running locally to you - ask your midwife, health visitor or contact the Family Information Service (find your local service at www.dewis.wales)