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Swansea Mental Health Information
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Information, advice and support around mental wellbeing and mental health problems

A number of organisations – both local and national – provide mental health information, advice or support.

One in four of us can expect to experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. Understanding emotional or wellbeing issues and having access to advice on how they can be managed are important first steps that can prevent conditions from worsening further down the line.

Self-Help Guides

The local partnership board for mental health services in Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea has developed a series of online self-help guides www.selfhelpguides.ntw.nhs.uk/abmu/ designed to offer information and advice on a wide range of subjects. The guides help users to make sense of emotional and wellbeing issues and signpost to appropriate services if further support is needed .

Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS)

The SCVS Mental Health Development Service publishes a range of resources for people in Swansea with mental health issues and those who support them. These include both organisations which provide specialist mental health support and those which provide support in other areas which have the potential to impact on mental wellbeing.

The Swansea Mental Health Forum is an umbrella group of Swansea voluntary sector groups providing a service to adults who may be experiencing mental health problems, co-ordinated by Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS).

Tel: 01792 544021

Swansea Mind

Swansea Mind provides a Wellbeing Centre where anyone can drop in for information and a chat, as well as a range of self-help groups.

Tel: 01792 642999

Hafal

Hafal works with people recovering from serious mental illness and their families. Their Recovery Programme empowers clients and families to take control of their lives and achieve recovery.

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Tel: 01792 466990

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Swansea Carers Centre supports a monthly group for carers of people with mental health problems.

Tel: 01792 653344

Samaritans

Emotional support for those experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Tel: 116 123 (free, 24 hours a day)

Swansea Healthy City Directory

Search the directory for a list of local organisations who provide mental health support.

Transcend

A Mental Health Peer Monitoring Project funded by ABMU Health Board and co-ordinated by Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS). Peer mentors are people with personal experience of recovery from mental health difficulties, trained to support those they mentor through the recovery process through enabling activities and action planning, and simply providing a listening ear.

Tel: 01792 543637

Connect Project

A membership project with a weekly programme of informal workshops and social activities for adults experiencing mental health difficulties. To become part of this project you would need a referral via Create Swansea.

Tel: 01792 465383

www.swansea.gov.uk/mentalhealthinfo