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If you live in ABUHB area, need help with your mental health and are over 18: Contact your PWP or your GP. Under 18? Contact SPACE-Wellbeing or your GP.

Need urgent support? Go to our urgent help page.

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NHS 111 Wales

The NHS 111 telephone service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you can use it for urgent health advice on what services to access or how to manage an illness or condition and to access urgent primary care out of hours.

Visit NHS 111 Wales website ➝
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Samaritans – For Everyone

If you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to, Samaritans will listen. You can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 116 123 (free from any phone) or email [email protected].

You can also call the Samaritans Welsh Language Line (free from any phone) on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).

Visit the Samaritans Cymru website ➝
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C.A.L.L. Mental Health Listening Line

Community Advice & Listening Line

Provides a confidential mental health listening and emotional support line which is open 24/7. CALL can also signpost to support in local communities and a range of online information.

Visit the CALL website ➝

Shout

Text Shout to 85258 – Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text servicefree on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.

It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.

Visit the Shout website ➝
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Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) for men

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.

Phone lines are open 5pm to midnight every day.

Visit the CALM website ➝
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Childline – for children and young people under 19

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.

Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

Call on 0800 1111 – the number will not show up on your phone bill.

Visit the Childline website ➝
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Meic

Meic is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales. From finding out what’s going on in your local area to help dealing with a tricky situation, Meic will listen even when no-one else will. We won’t judge you and will help by giving you information, useful advice and the support you need to make a change.

Visit the Meic website ➝
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2Wish – Supporting families in Gwent bereaved by suicide

Supporting families bereaved by suicide, of any age and at any time

In our local area of Gwent (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Newport, Monmouthshire and Torfaen), the ABUHB are funding 2Wish to trial an extension of their service to support anyone bereaved by suicide, regardless of the age of the person who died or when they died. This service is available only for people living in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area.

Visit 2Wish website ➝
Meddwl

Meddwl

A place for support, information and mental health experiences – all through the medium of Welsh.

Please note that this website is available in Welsh only.

Visit the Meddwl website ➝
YoungMinds

YoungMinds Textline

YoungMinds Textline offers you free, 24/7 text messaging support wherever you are in the UK. If you need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling, text YM to 85258.

Visit the YoungMinds website ➝

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