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Symptoms are fever or cough or shortness of breath. Please call us during working hours if you remain uncertain what to do. Outside of working hours call 111 as usual.

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

Area 43

Here for You is a FREE, universal Online Counselling Service for all young people resident in Ceredigion (aged 16 – 30). We have a team of both male and female counsellors who can offer a bilingual service. All our counsellors hold recognised qualifications up to at least degree level, with the addition of specialised training in working with young people.

The Here for You service is available through various digital methods, such as email, text and video chat software. The service is user focussed and the counsellor will discuss your preferred method of contact at the beginning of any counselling relationship.

FREE Phone: 0800 0385778  Please call us for a chat about what we can offer

Please contact us about what we offer – email:

Meic is a 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

MIND are offering ACTIVE MONITORING course that you can self refer to using this link:  active monitoring programme

It involves posting you out information to work through and weekly phone follow up for 6 weeks with staff in the local MIND branch. 


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