Resources

We are unable to provide an emergency service or helpline at this time, please see the resources below for urgent and non-urgent support.

If you or anyone you know is in imediate danger please call 999

If you have an urgent need but not an emergency please call 111

24hrs:

  • The Samaritans have a 24hr service and can be contacted on 116 123.
  • Shout is a 24hr text service, text “shout” to 58258 for advice and support.
  • In Wales C.A.L.L. has a 24hr helpline on 080013273. Or text “help’ to 81066

Not 24hrs:

  • Mind provide an information and signposting service and are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays) : 0300 123 3393 Email: [email protected] Text: 86463
  • The Samaritans have email support, response within 24hrs [email protected]
Useful Services (Adult)
  • GDAS (Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service) – a consortium of Kaleidoscope, Drug Aid and G4S.
    01452726570 www.gdass.org.uk ·
  • Relate – Relationship / family counselling. 0300 1001234 www.relate.org.uk
  • The Silver Line – 24hr free helpline for older people. 0800 470 8090
  • CALL – Free mental health helpline. 0800 132737. Txt: ‘Help’ 81066
  • Cruse Bereavement – Support and counselling for young people / adults. www.cruse.org.uk
  • Family Information Service – free, impartial service available to parents, carers, families and
    professionals throughout Gwent – support and advice for families
  • MIND mental health charity www.mind.org.uk
  • Samaritans – 24/7/365. 116 123 (national number).
  • Kids in the House – parenting advice/resources. www.kidsinthehouse.com ·
  • Living Life to The Full – online CBT programme. www.llttf.com
  • Mood Juice – self-help / info. www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk ·
  • CCI – self-help /info www.cci.health.wa.gov.uk
  • Blue Light Programme – Mind Charity mental health support for those who work and
    volunteer in emergency services. 0300 303 5999 [email protected] Text: 84999
  • Get Self Help – CBT self-help www.getselfhelp.co.uk
    Serene – brief CBT for stress, GAD, social anxiety, and panic disorder (audio available)
    www.serene.me.uk
  • Heads above the waves – Information for everyone, offering support / help / groups / info for
    children 7-11 about self-harm. www.hatw.co.uk
  • CALM – The Campaign against living miserably – free helpline for men, 5pm-midnight, 365
    days a year. Offer support and advice, information and signposting. www.thecalmzone.net
  • Gingerbread – leading nation charity working with single parent families www.gingerbread.org
  • Family Lives – provide information, advice and support for parents on a range of parenting
    issues, including discipline, living with teenagers, relationships, school, bullying,
    and more. The website includes informational articles, blogs, live chat, and confidential email
    support. 0808 800 222. www.familylives.org.uk
APPS
  • Mind Shift – App – helps you relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking and identify active steps that wil help you take change or your anxiety
  • CBT-I Coach – App – designed for people having difficulty sleeping and engaging in CBT for insomnia
  • Self Help – app with low intensity CBT workbook
Mindfulness website recommendations

www.freemindfulness.org
www.guilford.com/MBCTaudio www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness/audio/index.php.en
www.oxfordmindfulness.org/for-you/resources www.itunes.apple.com/us/app/oxford-mbct/id1138671591?mt=8

Apps for smart phones/tablets Adults, Children & Young People

Calm
Smiling mind (adults & children 3+ includes 21-day sleep program)
Breathe
Daily mindfulness

 

Children & Young People

iRelated for CYP – iRelate is a confidential space for CYP to express their thoughts, feelings and
emotions. Live chat service with trained counsellors, face by face, by phone or online. 0300 100
1234. www.irelate.org.uk
Young Minds – provide telephone helpline service for parents concerned about their child’s
emotional and mental health. Info and advice online. 0808 8025544. www.youngminds.org.uk
Charlie Waller – self-help guides, and face to face training on recognising symptoms of mental
health, and looking after wellbeing. www.cwmt.org.uk
Calm Harm – App – recommended by the NHS. Provides tasks to limit and manage the urge to
self-harm
No Harm Done – toolkits, videos, and guides to get you through self-harm and coming out the
other side. www.youngminds.org.uk

MindEd / MindEd for Families – free education resource on CYP mental health.
www.minded.org.uk www.mindedforfamilies.org.uk
Zero Suicide Alliance – 20 min training video in suicide prevention.
www.zerosuicidealliance.com
NSPCC – protecting and supporting children from abuse. If you’re worried about a child: 0808800 5000, if you’re under 18: 0800 1111 ·

Winstons Wishwww.winstonswish.org Winston’s Wish supports bereaved children, their families and the professionals who support them.
Teens in Crisishttps://ticplus.org.uk TIC+ provides face-to-face and online counselling services for young people, family counselling, parent support. and psycho-educational workshops.

Anti-Bullying : www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk – informative website with some
useful tips and advice for those who are getting bullied as well as resources for
schools.

Anxiety

Books

  • Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    Workbook on Anxiety Management (Gremlin and Thief CBT Workbooks) by Kate
    Collins-Donnelly (Ages 5 – 9)
  • Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People (Gremlin and Thief CBT Workbooks) by Kate Collins-Donnelly (Ages 10 – 15)
  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by
    Dawn Huebner (Ages 6 – 12)
Apps

 Thrive App

 Catch It App

 

Depression
  • The Princess and The Fog by Lloyd Jones (Ages 5 –7)
  • The Anti-Depressant Book: A Practical Guide for Teens and Young Adults to Overcome Depression and Stay Healthy by Jacob Towery (Ages 11+)
Drugs

www.talktofrank.com – a website with honest advice about all types of drug, with an A – Z using the street names, as well as help, advice and emergency contacts.

Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline – 0800 6 33  55 88 – A free and bilingual telephone helpline providing a single point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information and help relating to drugs or alcohol. See also www.dan247.org.uk – the related website which also gives information regarding a free confidential text service.

Eating Disorders
www.b-eat.co.uk – A website which provides thorough information on eating
disorders: anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, emotional overeating, and more.
It includes recovery information and links to helplines.

What’s Eating You? A Workbook for Teens with Anorexia, Bulimia, and Other Eating
Disorders by Tammy Nelson (Ages 13 – 18)

App 

Recovery Record: Eating Disorder Management

General Advice for Young Adults

www.themix.org.uk – information on sexuality, relationships, mental health, drink
and  drugs, housing, money and more. Suitable for teenagers.

www.behealthy-peersupport.org.uk – a guide for young people about how to support
each other (how to support friends) and how to ask for support from others. Suitable
for teenagers.

General Mental Health

www.youngminds.org.uk – A website with information on feelings and symptoms,
conditions, and advice about looking after yourself and a guide to support.

www.mind.org.uk – A comprehensive website from the charity Mind, with
information and support and a handy A – Z of mental health conditions.

Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson, Dr Olivia Hewitt
and Gemma Correll (Age 12+)

Apps

DreamyKid app

Cove app

Books
Grief
  • Always and Forever by Debi Gliori and Alan Durant (Ages 4 – 10)
  • Sad Isn’t Bad by Michaelene Mundy (Ages 5 – 11)
Parental Separation / Divorce
  • It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear by Vicki Lansky (Ages 3 – 7)
  • Mum and Dad Glue by Kes Gray (Ages 3 – 8)
Self-Harm Apps
  • Calm Harm app
  • DistrACT app (Ages 17+)
Sexual Health

www.brook.org.uk – A comprehensive website covering topics like
contraception, STIs, relationships, sex, gender, pregnancy and more with a useful
search tool so you can find the answer to the exact question you have. Suitable for
teenagers.

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