What can I do to look after my mental health and wellbeing?
During these uncertain times, it’s especially important that we all take simple steps to look after our mental health and wellbeing.
Able Futures is a workplace mental health support service delivered by Case-UK across Wales & South West England and is funded by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to aid the employed with their mental health.
Online self-help resources from Public Health Wales
You can also find specific resources on how to look after your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic on the Public Health Wales website. This includes details of online courses, apps, books, leaflets and websites. To access this information, please click here.
SilverCloud online mental health therapy courses
People across Wales can now access free online therapy without needing to go through their GP.
People aged 16 and over experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression or stress can sign-up for a 12-week course of SilverCloud online therapy via their smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
The roll-out of direct access to online therapy for Wales’ entire 16+ population recognises that people need immediate help in managing their mental health and wellbeing as the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, and reduces barriers to accessing this support.
Mental health helplines
The free CALL Mental Health Helpline for Wales is available 24/7 and offers confidential advice on a range of mental health related matters as well as a comprehensive list of support services in your local area and information on how to access them.
Telephone: 0800 132 737
Or text ‘help’ to 81066
Childrens Mental Health
Speak to your GP
If you are feeling out of control emotionally, or are worried that you may have a mental health problem, there are a number of places you could go to first, including speaking to your GP.
Your doctor can:.
- Talk about your problems.
- Check whether your problems have a physical cause.
- Give you medicine for depression, anxiety and other conditions.
- Refer you to an appropriate service
Remember: If you think your doctor may be too busy to talk through your problems, you can arrange with the receptionist for a long appointment. Or you could write everything down in a letter and send it to your doctor.