For some people, self-harm is away of coping with problems on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. Triggers for such behaviour could come from reminders of past events, or if something unexpected happens, and you find it difficult to deal with it; at times, ordinary life can feel this way.

The organisations here are sources of help and support.

  • Meddwl.org

    A comprehensive Welsh-language site which offers articles, links and supportive information for those who are living with mental health issues.


  • Meic

    Bilingual helpline and online service about any subject, if you're between 0 and 25.

  • C.A.L.L.

    A support service based in Wales prepared to listen to any concerns about depression or other mental health issues. You can phone C.A.L.L. or go to their website for more information about how they can help.

    0800 132 737


  • National Self-Harm Network

    NSHN support individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and to improve their quality of life, but they provide information and support for family and carers of those who self-harm.


  • Head Above The Waves

    A Wales based non-profit organisation which raises awareness of depression and self-harm in young people. They offer workshops and resources, some bilingually, as well as signposting to sources of support.


  • Mind Cymru

    Bilingual advice and support to empower anyone with a mental health problem, but with good, clear advice on a range of subjects, including around COVID-19.


  • Saneline

    SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. They also have a comprehensive website offering advice around mental well-being. They are open every day of the year from 4:30pm to 10:30pm.

    0300 304 7000


  • Hafal

    One of Wales' leading charities foe people with serious mental illness and their carers. Help and support of all kinds available, including support groups across Wales.


  • The Mix

    The MIx is a well established website and online community which covers many topics of interest from advice on drugs, alcohol and addiction to sexual health, help with unplanned pregnancy or if you parents are splitting up. Advice also if you've lost someone close. It's full of stories, message boards and comments and advice on everything. Appropriate helpline referrals for each topic are given throughout.

    0808 808 4994


  • Time to Change Wales

    A partnership between three of Wales' leading mental health charities, this is a campaign to end stigma around mental health. The website has interesting and useful information to this end, including links to Hafal, Gofal and Mind Cymru


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