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Signposting and support

Reaching out to speak to someone when you are struggling with your mental health is really important.

There are many useful places you or a young person you know can turn to when in need of mental health support or advice.

Organisations who can help

  • Meic Cymru - helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales.
  • Mind - information and support along with downloadable leaflets and real people's stories. Search 'depression' from the homepage.
  • National Centre for Mental Health - the NCMH website has a dedicated depression section, including details on research, suggested readings, and links to medication information.
  • NHS 111 Wales - the 111 service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you can use it both for health information and advice and to access urgent primary care.
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists - readable, user-friendly, and evidence-based information on mental health problems, treatments, and other topics, written by psychiatrists with help from patients and carers.
  • Samaritans - available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress, despair, or suicidal thoughts.
  • SANEline - a helpline providing information on mental health. Also offers emotional and crisis support to people experiencing mental illness, their family/carers, and friends.
  • Young Minds - UK’s leading charity working to improve children's and young people's mental health.