Parent Information

Help and Support for Young People and Parents

Action for Children '2 Talk 2'

Provides a confidential counselling service to young people across Cardiff and also a text service where young people can text their name to request an appointment with a Counsellor.

www.actionforchildren.org.uk

029 2048 7356

Alcoholics Anonymous

Providing advice and assistance to young people who require support relating to alcohol. National Helpline 24hr every day for the individual asking for help. 

www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

0845 769 7555 (help)

BBC Headroom

Your Mental Health Toolkit. Get talking about mental health - inspiring personal stories, essential everyday tips, music and mixes to manage your mood. 

www.bbc.co.uk/headroom

Brook

Free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25 from sexual health and wellbeing experts.

www.brook.org.uk

0808 802 1234

BulliesOut

Help, support and information to individuals affected by bullying. E-mentors available to offer support and guidance. Young people, parents, schools, workplace.

www.bulliesout.com

029 2056 8947

C.A.L.M Campaign Against Living Miserably

For young men, aged 15-35. Standing up to stereotypes, standing together to show life is always worth living.

www.thecalmzone.net 

0800 58 58 58

Cardiff Health Board (Family Planning)

Confidential help and advice on contraception, sexual health, pregnancy testing and STI testing.

www.cavuhb.nhs.wales/our-services/sexual-health/

029 2033 5355

C-Card Scheme (YMCA)

Provides free, quick, easy and confidential access to condoms as well as advice and help on sexual health and relationships for young people aged 13-25.

www.cardiffymca.co.uk

029 2046 5250

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Foundation

Dedicated to raising awareness of depression and suicide that provides resources for parents/carers.

www.cwmt.org.uk

Email contact form available on their website,

Children's Commissioner for Wales

Children's Champion for Wales. Promoting and safeguarding the rights and welfare of Wales' children and young people.

www.childcomwales.org.uk

0808 8011000

Childline

Childline is here to help anyone u19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Trained counsellors are here to support you.

www.childline.org.uk

0800 1111

Children's Commissioner for Wales

Children's Champion for Wales. Promoting and safeguarding the rights and welfare of Wales' children and young people.

www.childcomwales.org.uk

0808 8011000

Cruse Bereavement

For anybody needing support after the death of a loved one. Bereavement support, information and campaigning. Support line open 09:00 to 17:30

www.cruse.org.uk

0808 808 1677

Dan 24/7

A free and bilingual telephone drug and alcohol helpline providing a single point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol.

www.dan247.org.uk

​0808 141 0044

BEAT Eating Disorders

Eating problems? Advice and support for people affected with eating disorders. Their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

www.b-eat.co.uk

0845 634 7650

Four Winds Centre

Open access drop-in and resource centre for anyone experiencing mental health difficulties. Independent, user led mental health charity in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

www.4winds.org.uk

029 2038 8144

Heads Above the Waves

A not for profit organisation that raises awareness of depression and self-harm in young people. Promotes positive, creative ways of dealing with the bad days.

www.hatw.co.uk

Meic

Information, advice and support for your life. Confidential and free helpline which can help you with a range of Issues.

www.meiccymru.org 

080880 23456 (call)

84001 (text)

MIND Cymru

Welsh arm of the national mental health charity that provides information and support on mental health and related issues (including self-harm).

www.mind.org.uk/about-us/mind-cymru

0300 123 3393

NSPCC

24 hour confidential advice. Can be anonymous.

www.nspcc.org.uk

0808 800 5000

Papyrus

They provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their helpline, HOPELINEUK.

www.papyrus-uk.org

0800 068 4141

Family Lives

24 hour confidential advice. Can be anonymous. Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families who are struggling.

www.familylives.org.uk

0808 800222

Samaritans

When you need someone to talk to. Open 24 hours. Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. No judgement. No pressure.

www.samaritans.org

​08457 90 90 90

National Self-Harm Network (NSHN)

Self-Harming? The Self-Harming Network provides fact sheets and tips.

www.nshn.co.uk

0800 622 6000 (7pm-11pm)

Shelter Cymru

Advice on leaving home and living independently. Links to support and emergency assistance should you find yourself homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

www.sheltercymru.org.uk

​017 9248 3002

Young Minds

Information and someone to talk to. Whether you want to understand more about how you're feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who's struggling.

www.youngminds.org.uk

0808 8025544

Dewis Cymru

Dewis Cymru is the place to go if you want information or advice about your well-being - or want to know how you can help somebody else. Have choice and take control.

www.dewis.wales/the-place-for-wellbeing-in-wales