If you live in Wales or speak Welsh and are struggling with your mental health and need to talk to someone, there is always someone there who wants to listen. Use these free helplines and listening services for information, support and advice:
If you live outside of the UK please visit findahelpline.com for support lines in your area.
If you would rather speak to someone who is trained to understand your demographic group, use these helplines that have been developed with specific groups in mind:
Lein Gymorth BAME Cymru
The BAME helpline offers support, guidance, and information for anyone living in Wales and identify as Black, Asian, or from a minority ethnic group. This includes support for mental health, health, work, education, or housing.
Call 0300 222 5720 for free or text 07537 432416.
Open Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 2.30pm.
For more information, visit BAME Wales website.
The LGBT+ Cymru Helpline offers advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities living in Wales.
Open every Monday, 7pm to 9pm.
Find out more on the LGBT+ Cymru website.
If you would rather talk to someone who is trained to understand your specific concern, circumstance or issue, use these helplines for tailored support and advice:
Citizen's Advice offer Advicelink Cymru which is a helpline that provides support and information on quality welfare benefits, debt and employment for people living in Wales.
Call 0800 702 2020 for free.
Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Find out more on the Citizen's Advice website.
Live Fear Free / Llinell Gymorth Byw Heb Ofn
Live Fear Free offers a helpline for people living in Wales that have experience domesticd abuse or sexual violence.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Find out more on the Live Fear Free website.