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National helplines

You can talk to the Samaritans at any time of the day or night, tel: 116 123 (free to call) OR email: jo(at)samaritans.org

Call Helpline offers emotional support and information/literature on Mental Health and related matters to the people of Wales. Tel: 0800 132 737, text: 81066.

Beat Eating Disorders telephone 0808 801 0677 (3.00pm - 10.00pm)

Benefit Enquiry Line - tel: 0800 882 200.

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) was set up to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35, but CALM listens to anyone who needs help or support.

NHS Carers Direct on 0808 802 0202. Free, confidential information and advice for carers. Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends.

The Connecting with People online resource 'Staying safe if you're not sure life's worth living' provides information to people who are distressed and potentially suicidal.

The dementia helpline offers emotional support to anyone, of any age, who is caring for someone with Dementia as well as other family members or friends. Tel: 0808 141 0043, text: 81066.

Diverse Cymru provides support, services and advice to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people throughout Wales who are affected by mental ill health. Tel: 029 2036 8888. You can download a good practice briefing on the issues of most concern to BME communities who have mental ill health in Wales, with recommendations for actions, here.

Family Lives (formerly Parent Line) telephone free on 0808 800 2222, anytime of the day with your family problems.

The Farming Community Network Helpline - to talk to a sympathetic person who understands farmers and rural life call 03000 111 999. Calls will be answered in person from 7am to 11pm every day of the year.

Gender & Sexual Identity Support Specialists Umbrella Cymru provide services to help make Wales a more inclusive place to live and work for LGBTQ+ people. This includes high quality emotional and practical support, information, advocacy and so much more. Contact them by emailing info(at)umbrellacymru.co.uk or ring 0300 302 3670.

Kooth offer online support and counselling for people under 25. A free and bilingual telephone drugs helpline providing a single point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol. Tel: 0800 633 55 88 text: DAN to 81066.

LifeSIGNS - self injury guidance & network support has a Helplines page.

Meddwl.org - Living with mental illness can be lonely and challenging. This website is a place to get support, to learn about different disorders, and find information on where to get help, through the medium of Welsh. Our hope is to share useful information for all those living with mental illness, their families and friends.

Meic is a helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales. Tel: 080880 23456, text: 84001

Mind provides two confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, we enable people to make informed choices. Contact Mind infoline or contact Mind's Legal advice service. Tel: 0300 123 3393.

Mindline Trans+ helpline is a confidential, non-judgemental listening service for people who identify as Trans+, non-binary and their friends and families. Open Monday & Friday 8pm-midnight. Tel 0300 330 5468

NHS 111 Wales - tel 111

No Panic - telephone helpline 10am - 10pm every day: 0808 808 0545.

SANE runs a national, out-of-hours help line offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm, tel: 0845 767 8000.

Welsh Women's Aid - tel: 0808 80 10 800.

Women's Self Injury Helpline - free telephone number 0808 800 8088 - Monday - Friday 7 - 10pm and Thursday 3 - 6pm. Emotional support, listening & signposting for women affected by self injury.


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