Getting Help Online

Getting Help Online

There are many things we can do to help look after our mental health and wellbeing.

Not sure where to start? You’ve already taken a step in the right direction.

Try and browse by topic. Discover what works for you.

If you’re still not sure. Get in touch. We’ll ask you a few questions and provide some direct recommendations.

Browse by Topics

Browse By Topic

Unsure where to start?

Bereavement

  • A child of mine – support for bereaved parents

  • 2 Wish Upon a Star – provides bereavement support for families who have suddenly and traumatically lost a child or young adult aged 25 years and under.

  • Beyond The Blue – range of supportive and therapeutic interventions that meet the needs of children, young people and their parents.

  • Cruse Bereavement Care – support and somewhere to turn when someone dies

Cancer Support

Click on this link to find out about Cancer Support Groups:

– Whether you’re the one tackling cancer or looking after a loved one with cancer, you all deserve to feel supported.

Children’s Mental Health

Dependency & Addiction

  • Addiction is a common problem, but help is available.

    Addiction is when you no longer have control over your actions in relation to using, taking or doing something, to the point where it can become harmful to you. We most commonly think of addiction to alcohol, drugs, nicotine or gambling but addiction can also occur in relation to the following:

    • Work
    • Sex
    • Solvents
    • Shopping
    • The internet

    Learn more about it here

    Looking for help? Try these

Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse can happen to anyone. Domestic Abuse isn’t only physical abuse either.

Emotional abuse

Does your partner or someone you live with ever:

  • belittle you, or put you down?
  • blame you for the abuse or arguments?
  • deny that abuse is happening, or downplay it?
  • isolate you from your family and friends?
  • stop you going to college or work?
  • make unreasonable demands for your attention?
  • accuse you of flirting or having affairs?
  • tell you what to wear, who to see, where to go, and what to think?
  • control your money, or not give you enough to buy food or other essential things?
  • monitor your social media profiles, share photos or videos of you without your consent or use GPS locators to know where you are?

Threats and intimidation

Does your partner or someone you live with ever:

  • threaten to hurt or kill you?
  • destroy things that belong to you?
  • stand over you, invade your personal space?
  • threaten to kill themselves or the children?
  • read your emails, texts or letters?
  • harass or follow you?

Physical abuse

The person abusing you may hurt you in a number of ways.

Does your partner or someone you live with ever:

  • slap, hit or punch you?
  • push or shove you?
  • bite or kick you?
  • burn you?
  • choke you or hold you down?
  • throw things?

Sexual abuse

Sexual abuse can happen to anyone.

Does your partner or someone you live with ever:

  • touch you in a way you do not want to be touched?
  • make unwanted sexual demands?
  • hurt you during sex?
  • pressure you to have unsafe sex – for example, not using a condom?
  • pressure you to have sex?

If anyone has sex with you when you do not want to, this is rape. It is still rape if that person is your partner.

Have you ever felt afraid of your partner?

Have you ever changed your behaviour because you’re afraid of what your partner might do?

If you think you may be in an abusive relationship, there are lots of people who can help you.

Relationships, Separations & Divorce

  • Sometimes, marriages and relationships end in divorce or separation and couples have to go their separate ways. It can be difficult to know what to do and who to turn to. Hopefully, some of the links below can show you where to begin.

    Relate.org.uk

    Support and guidance to help you make this difficult transition easier for you and your family.

    Gingerbread.org.uk

    If you have recently split up with or divorced from your partner, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

    Gingerbread have an introduction to separation, to help you understand what first steps you can take after a separation

    Familylives.org.uk

    From coping in the early days to becoming a single parent, you can find out how to deal with the anger and stress associated with separating.

    Citizen’s Advice

    Deviding what to do when you separate

    Gov.UK

    Separation or divorcing, legal information

    IMPORTANT

    If your partner makes you feel anxious or threatened, you should get help.

    Don’t try to agree anything about your separation without speaking to someone first.

    You can call Refuge or Women’s Aid on 0808 2000 247 at any time.

    If you’re a man affected by domestic abuse you can call Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

    You can speak to your GP/registered clinician for help with SafeGuarding and ongoing support through referrals such as the Iris Project

Sleep

We’ve all experienced a bad night’s sleep. Some have it more frequently than others.

Poor sleep affects you during the day as you may feel more tired, less alert and long term could impact on your physical health too. Before jumping onto medications to help with sleep (which all come with their own risks) it’s worth seeing if you have tried some simple measures first.

wellbeingneath.com/sleep/

 

Work Related Issues

  • Wellbeingthroughwork.org.uk

    • If you’re in employment (even if you’re off sick) you can contact this team to get different types of support
    • You can download the WellbeingThroughWork leaflets here:

Looking For Things to Do

Classes

  • Dance Classes
  • O.V.E. workshop – literacy skills, IT skills, crafts, community garden

Exercise

Carers

Volunteering

  • Neath CVS
  • Volunteering Wales
  • Guide Dogs
  • Age Connects

Recommended Resources

Online

Below are just some of the resources we highly recommend

Wellbeingthroughwork.org.uk

  • If you’re in employment (even if you’re off sick) you can contact this team to get different types of support
  • Based in Neath Port Talbot Hospital, the Wellbeing through Work team deliver the In Work Support Service across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend, in partnership with the Welsh Government and Swansea Bay University Health Board.
  • They are completely separate to your actual place of work
  • You can download the WellbeingThroughWork leaflets here:

Wellbeing Through Work

Living Life To The Full

 

  • ltf.com– Living Life to the FullFree online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency.

    Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more.

  • mind.org.ukprovides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Mind

Mood Gym

  • moodgym.com.au/moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

  • bemindfulonline.com/ – Be Mindful OnlineBe Mindful is the only digital Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course.

    NHS-approved Pathway has helped thousands of people to reduce their levels of stress, anxiety and depression and improve their mental wellbeing.

Be Mindful Online

Silver Cloud

  • silvercloudhealth.com/ukonline course to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression.

    You work through a series of topics selected by a therapist to address specific needs. The eight-week course is designed to be completed in your own time and at your own pace.

  • nhs.ukTips for things to do whilst in isolation

Mental Wellbeing at Home

Looking after My Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • gov.wales/protect-yourself-others-coronavirus
    • Life can be hard enough without COVID-19. It’s made a huge impact in your life. Work worries, Family worries, Financial Worries on top of not being able to see your usual company for support. Gov.Wales have shared their own recommended list of resources to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

  • my.livewellwithpain.co.ukAre you living with long term pain? Developed by clinicians for both clinicans and those living with pain, this is a really useful resource to help you live well despite the pain.

Living Well With Pain

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