Up & Coming - Issue 2: Mental Health First Aid Kit

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UP AND COMING - Issue 2

Helplines and Information “I need to talk to someone now.” Childline Help and advice on any issue, for young people up to age 19. Helpline: 0800 111 (24hr Freephone) Samaritans For those in distress or struggling to cope. Helpline: 116 123 (Free 24hr) Web: samaritans.org Email: jo@samaritans.org If you are in severe distress, make an emergency appointment with your doctor, call NHS non-emergency 111, or go to your local A&E.

Mental Health

Housing and Money Problems

Mind Information about mental health conditions, treatments and legal advice. Infoline: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm, except bank holidays) Text: 86463 Web: mind.org.uk Email: info@mind.org.uk

Shelter Housing and Debt Advice. Web: sheltercymru.org.uk Tel: 0345 075 5005 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm). Email: emailadvice@sheltercymru.org.uk or use online email tool.

Young Minds Information for young people regarding mental health problems. Parent Free Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm) Web: youngminds.org.uk Hafal Signposting support for those with mental health conditions and their carers. Tel: 01792 816 600 (9am-5pm) Web: hafal.org Email: sam.hewitt@hafal.org Merthyr and the Valleys Mind Drop-in centre for information and advice. Address: (9am-3pm): 107 High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AP Web: matvmind.org.uk Tel: 01685 353 944 Email: info@matvmind.org.uk CAMHS NHS’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services You will need a referral from your carer, teacher, parent or GP for an assessment.

Citizens Advice Bureau Advice and signposting services for those with money, benefit, housing or employment problems; or need help with legal advice or health problems. Look at the website or phone the Citizens Advice Admin Line for your nearest outreach drop-in centre. Web: citizensadvicemt.org.uk Adviceline: 03444 772020 or 0300 456 8356 Tel Admin Line: 01685 382188 (to arrange appointment) Address Main Office: 1 Post Office Lane, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8BE

“The bravest thing I did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” Juliette Lewis, Actor.

B-eat Information and support for those with eating disorders. Tel: Helpline: 0808 801 0677; Youthline: 0808 801 0711 (4pm-10pm) Web: b-eat.co.uk Email: fyp@b-eat.co.uk (under 18); help@b-eat.co.uk (over 18) Hearing Voices Network For people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions. Web: hearing-voices.org Tel: 0114 271 8210 Email: nhvn@hotmail.co.uk No Panic Information and support for those with anxiety disorders. Web and online chat: nopanic.org.uk Helpline: 0844 967 4848 (10am-10pm) Youth Helpline 0330 606 1174 (for ages 13-20, Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm) DASPA Cwm Taf Drug and Alcohol Single Point of Access. Signposting, selfmanagement and recovery training. Referral tel: 0300 333 0000 Email: daspa@daspa.org.uk Twitter: @SORTEDCYMRU

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