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Support Groups

Here are some support services and help lines for the local area. Where there is no local contact we have put the South Wales contact. If you can not find what you need, try contacting NHS Direct on 0845 4647, for a comprehensive list of all support services in Wales.

Wellbeing

Dewis Cymru  -  Information about well-being in Wales.  We have information that can help you think about what matters to you, along with information about local organisations and services that can help!

https://www.dewis.wales/

Smoking Cessation Help & Advice

STOPSMOKINGWALES–Freephone–08000852219– www.stopsmokingwales.com

Connect Gwent  -  Caring for victims and witnesses. Needs assessment completed by victim support and referrals made to a wide range of specialist support teams.   www.connectgwent.org.uk  Tel 03001232133  

Sane Line  0845 7678000 - National out of hours help line for mental health recovery. Daily 12 till 2pm.

Samaritans  02920 344022

Community Advice and Listening Line  0800 132737 - Freephone for mental health recovery.

B.U.R.D  Blackwood Users Resource and Drop-in 01495 222186 - provide a wide range of timetabled activities, workshops, projects, taster sessions and a drop-in facility.

Depression Alliance Cymru  02920 692891 - A group meets in Caerphilly every week.

SHADE  01633 619770 - Self help group in Risca against depression.  There is a timetable of activities for Tuesday evenings or Thursday afernoons each week.  www.shade.org.uk

TOPA 0845 6009601 (Triumph over Phobia and Anxiety) - A supported self-help group. www.triumphoverphobia.com/

The Calm Zone  0800 585858 - Help line for depressed, suicidal men. Tel: daily 5pm - 3am. www.thecalmzone.net/

Caerphilly MIND  01443 816945 - Support, advocacy, social activities and information for anyone trying to recover their mental wellbeing.  www.caerphillymind.co.uk

Get Self Help - Cognitive Beahviour therapy self help resources - free self help CBT course and downloadable information - www.getselfhelp.co.uk

HAFAL - Carers Participation Project - Are you supporting a family member or friend with a mental illness?  We can help you understand your rights.  Contact Caryl Matthews on 01443879725 - www.hafal.org

Journeys Depression Alliance Cymru - 02920692891 - Advocates for support for people with depression

OBSESS - 02920388144 - Helpline and support group for obsessive compulsive behaviour

WALK FREE - 07847065083 - Self referral to this support group to overcome phobias and panic attacks 

MindFull - http://www.mindfull.org/what-is-mindfull/  -  MindFull is a brilliant new service for 11-17 year olds.  Are you feeling down, depressed or worried? Is your mind full of negative thoughts or feelings? Do you want to talk about your mental health? If so, MindFull is the place for you!

Biopolar UK - Bipolar UK is he national charity dedicated to supporting individuals affected by bipolar.  Tel 01633 244244 - www.bipolaruk.org.uk

MIND - Affordable counselling based in Ystrad Mynach.  Tel 01433 816945 or info.cbmind@yahoo.co.uk

Living Life to the Full - Self help for anxiety and depression www.livinglifetothefull.co.uk

BIG WHITE WALL - Free to Veterans, servine personnel and their families - theteam@bigwhitewall.com

NATIONAL SELF HARM NETWORK - Offers a valued internet support forum for people who self-harm www.nshm.co.uk/

SELF INJURY SUPPORT - Run a self-injury helpline for women which is available Monday-Thursday 7pm-10pm on 08088008088; they also provide text and email support to women who self-harm in

 

Family

 

MAMA Help Line  0845 1203746 - 7pm -10pm weekdays. Meet a Mum Association also support groups and information. Always speak to your doctor if you need help. www.mama.co.uk/

Right from the start - 01443879426 - Support in the early years of being a parent from other parents who have overcome post natal depression and low self esteem www.rfts.org.uk

Autism Puzzles  -  02920 616361  /  07971 045128  -  www.autismpuzzles.co.uk  -  Support when you need it the most

The Junction - 07807 608009 - www.thejunctioncardiff.co.uk - Support for anyone who has experienced the pain of pregnancy loss, whether through miscarriage or abortion. The service is available for men and women.

Young People

CHILDLINE - 0800 11 11

NSPCC - 0808 100 2524

CRI - Young Peoples' service  -  If you are aged between 10 - 18 and want advice  -  02920807625

 

Bereavement, grief and loss

 

Beresford Centre  01633 212320 - counselling for early baby death, miscarriage, post termination and pregnancy.

Compassionate Friends  0117 9539639 - support for bereaved parents from other bereaved parents.

Bereavement Helpline Wales  0870 2406578

CRUSE  02920 889227 - free bereavement, counselling with trained counsellors.

SOB - support for those bereaved by suicide - 08445616855

 

Cancer

  

Cancer Care Line  01495 221660 - counselling, advice and support 

Leukemia Care Society  0800 1696680

Tenovas  0808 8081010 - counselling, advice and support.

 

Domestic / Sexual Abuse

Connect Gwent  -  Caring for victims and witnesses.   www.connectgwent.org.uk  Tel 03001232133  

New Pathways 01685 379310 - Rape and sexual abuse support & counselling service

Victim Support - National number 08456121900.

Safter Caerphilly local number - 01495235441 - Victim support counsellor

Wales Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence - 0808 80110800

 

Disability

  

Carers and Parents'  01443 837009 - Forum for learning disabilities.

Disability  01495 222127 - Support for carers of physically disabled & resource centre.

Headway  02920 577707 - Support and counselling for brain acquires injury.

Stroke Association  01443 862108 - Support for individuals and families.

Road Peace Helpline  -  Help, Information, advocacy for all road traffic victims  -  0845 4500355

 

Hearing & Sight Impairment - Deafness & Blindness

 

Wales Council for the Deaf 01443 485687 - support and advice

Gwent Association for the Blind  01495 763650

 

Independance, getting out and about...

 

Caerphilly Dial a ride  -  01443 821431

CATS Caerphilly  -  Independance community transport service for disabled  -  02920 886117

Young at Heart  -  Information, advice, support or activities for 50+ age group  -  01443 838626

Drugs and Alcohol

  

Alcoholics Anonymous  02920 373939

CRI  -  self referral for cousnelling, advice and support for people affected by alcohol  -  0845 2412538

DAFS  - support for friends and families of people affected by drugs or alcohol  01495 240824

GOALS  -  self referral for counselling, advice and support for people affected by drugs

Narcotics Anonymous Help Line  02077 300009 / 08457 697555

 

Relationship Difficulties

  

Marriage Care Line -  Help line, advice, counselling for couples - domation per session  -  Mon to Fri 9.30 to7pm  -  0800 3893801

 

Gay and Lesbian

  

Stonewall Cymru  02920237744 - Help line, support, advice - based in Cardiff

 

Gender

 

The Beaumont Trust - Support and information  -  www.members.aol.com/Bmonttrust  -  Tel Tue & Thur 7 - 11pm  -  07000287878

The Gender Trust  -  Support and information  -  www.gender-trust.org.uk  -  Tel weekdays am only  -  07000 790347

Umbrella Gwent - Gender and sexual diversity specialists.  www.umbrellagwent.couk  -  Tel 01633 927184

 

Housing Problems

  

Shelter Wales  08088 004444 - 24 hour help line for advice on housing & homelessness

 

Eating Disorders

 

BEAT Eating Disorders  (Adults)  -  Support service for adults and young people  0845 6341414 or 0845 6347650

 

Counselling

 

MIND  at Ystrad  -  affordable counselling £10 per 50 mins  -  www.info.mind@yahoo.co.uk  -  01443 816945

CONCERN  -  Self referral to this free counselling service  -  02920 664410

SESAME  -  Self referral - donation per session please  - 01633 223055

Bridge Christian Counselling Cetnre  - Self referral  -  donation per session please  -  01495 301000

Education Programme

 

The Education Programme for Patients  -  Learning to manage your long term health condition -  Contact Sue Arnold (as the Expert patient programme)  -  01495 315626

CHYPS  -  Young people and whole family support for the affects of long term health conditions  -  01495 760066

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