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If you would like help with Stopping Smoking there are free services available locally - click here

or Text: HMQ to 80818 (to get a call-back), or Freephone  08000852219   for more information or ask any staff to be referred.

Alternatively ask in Well, Boots or Morrisons Pharmacies in Aberystwyth or Borth Pharmacy where this service is also provided free of charge.


Wellbeing & Mental health

Telephone listening lines

C.A.L.L is a community advice and listening, Mental health helpline for Wales.   It offers support and information for those suffering mental distress, their relatives and friends.

Freephone 0800 132 737 or text HELP and your question to 81066

Samaritans - can be contacted by text or letter or phone available 24/7.  Whatever you're going through, calls are free any time, from any phone on 116 123.

Local support networks

If you are feeling suicidal please telephone our surgery. In normal working hours a receptionist can arrange for a GP to contact you. Outside of normal working hours your call will automatically transfer to the local GP Out of Hours service. Alternatively you can be seen in the A & E department of Bronglais hospital.

MIND is a charity for people with mental health problems, they offer drop in clinics and other support and run varying programmes.  For more information see   or call in at The Cambria Hotel near the Pier or call on 01970 626225 in normal working hours.

HAFAL is a charity for peole with mental health problems in Wales, they are based in 9 Portland Road in Aberystwyth 01970 624 756

Self help information & resources


Additional on-line resources:

Mental Health Foundation: excellent resource online with an A-Z of mental health problems

Useful APPS

Mindshift; SAM-app;  Relax Lite; Relaxing sounds; Sleepfulness; Calm; Headspace; Pacifica; Happify; Stop Breathe & Think App; Breath2Relax; Smiling Mind; Mindshift; End anxiety

Support for younger persons and their parents

Meic is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in

A NHS suggested reading book list for various mental health conditions can be found by clicking the site below:

nhs book reading list

Extra books  Miscarriage & Stillbirth  'Free to grieve'  by Maureen Rank

Work place relational problems   "Toxic people" by Tim Cantopher

Stress control is a free four session course for people who want to learn better ways to get on top of their problems such as depession, anxiety, panic, poor sleep and low self confidence. Although it is held as a group you don't have to talk about your problems. You just need to turn up, sit back and learn some great ways to control stress.

To register for a course you can text or leave a message on 07825997248 or e-mail or write to Llys Steffan, Temple Terrace, Lampeter SA48 7BJ. Please provide your name and contact details when registering.


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