Mental Health: Local help from Conwy MIND

May 23, 2020 - 405 views

We are just coming towards the end of Mental Health Awareness Week and on Bayside we have been discussing tips and advice to help us all come to terms with lockdown and a very different life to what we are used to.

On Friday I had the opportunity to catch up with Rachel and Claire from Conwy Mind to find out about the type of problems we are all experiencing at the moment and most importantly highlighting the fact that many of us all feeling the same way. There is absolutely no shame or stigma in seeking some help and advice as anxiety and stress levels begin to go up.

And you might be thinking like me, that organisations like Conwy Mind are just for people suffering from serious mental health issues and that is definately not the case. One day you might feel like not getting out of bed and whilst there's nothing wrong with a good old duvet day, this can esculate meaning that depression and isolation turns into mental isolation.

So why not take a listen to my podcast which is about 15 minutes long? If it helps just one person in the Colwyn Bay and Conwy county area then it has been worth while.

Here are some of the contact details discussed:

www.conwymind.org.uk
Tel: 01942 879907
Email: info@conwymind.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/conwymind/
Twitter: @conwymind

The services that Conwy MINDS offers are: Telephone and email counselling, Online CBT Support calls – weekly check-in telephone calls. The are also continuing to offer Parabl talking therapies

Claire has put together an additional list of support services across the county which people might find useful:
Some useful contacts / support / self-help

Samaritans 24/7 support / website also. 116 123 / jo@samaritans.org
C.A.L.L. – Mental Health Helpline – 0800132 737

Mind  0300 5000 927 / Infoline 0300 123 3393 /see website also.
Mind Conwy – 01492 879907 / info@conwymind.org.uk

Text Shout to 85258 / www.giveusashout.org  24/7 text support (Mental Health Support)

Saneline 0300 304 7000 (out of hours support) / www.saneline.org.uk

Rethink – 0300 5000 927 / www.rethink.org

Cruse (Bereavement Support) Helpline:- 0808 808 1677 / helpline@cruse.org.uk

National Domestic Helpline 0808 2000 247 (womensaid.org.uk)

B-eat website for worries around eating / eating disorders /Support 0845 634 7650

TESS (for young women who self injure) 0808 800 8088 / text 07800472908

Hafal – recovery from serious mental illness – see website /  (01792) 816 600 / 832 400

Hafal Conwy – 01492 534769 / aberconwy@hafal.org

CALM (Campaign against living miserably) For men aged 15-35 / 0800 585858 5pm – midnight

Men’s Health www.menshealthforum.org.uk 24/7 stress support for men by text chat

Anxiety UK – 03444 775 774 www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Stonewall / LGBTQ+ Acceptance without exception – see website

Stonewall Cymru Website also – info and support – 029 2023 7744 Switchboard lgbt – 0300 330 0630 (The Terence Higgins Trust)

Unique (based in Llandudno) kathy@uniguetg.org.uk / Elen / Jenny Anne – 01745 337144

NAPAC – National Association for People Abused in Childhood 0808 801 0331 / support@napac.org.uk

RASASC – Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centre – 0808 8010 800 – Free 24hr service

Health in Mind Telephone Counselling Service for survivors of any childhood abuse – 0808802 0406 / www.health-in-mind.org.uk

Male Survivors Trust – www.malesurvivorstrust.org.uk / 08088 010818

Stepping Stones – Adult Survivors of Childhood sexual abuse – 01978 352717 (North Wales)

Elefriends (Mind) Online Community – see website

CADMHAS – Independent confidential free advocacy service – 01745 813999/03007701842

(Personalised) Safety Plan – getselfhelp website
Coping with Suicidal Thoughts – getselfhelp website

If you feel unsafe / suicidal – get help. – If you can – find someone you trust to help you.

Get in touch with your GP/Community Mental Health Out of Hours / A and E / call NHS 111 /emergency 999
Nant Y Glyn Out Of Hours:- 0300 1233079

Thank you for listening,

Simon.