Local Support

NHS Wales 111

For 24/7 urgent mental health support

Call 111 Option 2 puts you in direct contact with a team of mental health professionals based in our health board. Just ring NHS Wales 111 and choose Option 2. The service is available for anyone with a mental health concern or who is concerned about the mental health of a loved one

Call 111 Option 2 runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering a triage service, support, or signposting as appropriate.


People across Wales can now access free online therapy without needing to go through their GP. People aged 16 and over experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression or stress can sign-up for a 12-week course of SilverCloud online therapy via their smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

The roll-out of direct access to online therapy for Wales’ entire 16+ population recognises that people need immediate help in managing their mental health and wellbeing as the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, and reduces barriers to accessing this support.

Visit the Silvercloud website

Llanharan Community Project

LCDP provide childcare, support groups, community projects and adult learning groups for people that live in Llanharan, Brynna, Bryncae and surrounding areas.

Visit the LCDP website


This route is for people with a less serious mental health problem and may involve short term therapy, counselling or support with daily living. ARC) provides practical advice, guidance and structured support for individuals with mental health issues. ARC can also provide follow up calls, guided self-help and help with understanding issues such as anxiety, stress and panic.

Visit the ARC website

Mental Health Matters Wales

Mental Health Matters Wales support people to make long-lasting changes in the areas of their lives that are currently not working for them. They aim to provide the best support to people affected by mental health, their families and carers.

Visit the Mental Health Matters Wales website

Resilient Families

The Resilient Families Service is all about building resilience within families in Rhondda Cynon Taff. This means helping you learn skills so that you bounce back when things get tough. It’s all about being strong, adaptable, and learning from tough situations. The service focuses on your family strengths and aims to build on these so that you are better equipped to handle situations that may arise in the future.

Visit the Resilient Families website

Eye to Eye Counselling

Eye to Eye Counselling Service is a counselling service for children and young people across RCT and Cwm Taf Morgannwg offering a free and entirely confidential support for anyone between the ages of 10 to 30.

Visit the ARC website

Valleys Steps

Valleys Steps was established as a well-being charity to help people to help themselves. They promote an understanding of why things are the way they are and show how we all can take steps to improving everyday well-being. At the heart of what they do is our passionate belief that everyone should have the opportunity to learn ways of managing the common psychological difficulties that we all face at times in life such as stress, low mood and anxiety.

Visit the Valleys Steps website

National Support


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Visit the Mind website

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through a network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. The goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.

Visit the Rethink website

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK was formed in 1970, by Katharine and Harold Fisher as a result of Katharine’s experience of agoraphobia and her desire to develop support for others similarly affected.

Visit the Anxiety UK website


Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Visit the Samaritans website

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century, they’ve helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Visit the Combat Stress website

CALM (Campaign against living miserably)

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

Visit the CALM website

Young Minds

Young Minds is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever their challenges.

Visit the Young Minds website


Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous place for young people to find support and counselling.

Visit the Kooth website

Calm Harm

Calm Harm is a free app for young people over the age of 13 to help manage difficult emotions and the urge to self-harm.

Visit the Calm Harm website

Happy Maps

Happy Maps brings together a wealth of support, advice and information on young people’s mental health all into one place.

Visit the Happy Maps website

Veterans Wales

Helping veterans getting back on track with their lives, Veterans’ Wales provides specialised, priority service for individuals who have served in the Armed Forces, at any time in their lives and who are experiencing mental health difficulties related specifically to their military service.

Visit the Veterans Wales website