Other Sources of Support, Information and Self-Help
Within the University
In addition to the Mental Health Practitioners, Counselling Service and the Student Equality and Diversity Officer, you can find support and help with a range of issues within the wider Support and Wellbing Team and our Chaplaincy Team and the Student Union.
Helplines and External Organisations
Please visit here for a list of organisations that offer help and support with urgent matters. Some organisations are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone, text, email and/or online chat.
North Wales GP Out of Hours
For medical care when your GP surgery is closed 0300 123 55 66 (Weekdays 6.30pm - 8.00am, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays).
UK’s student mental health charity – It provides useful information on looking after your mental health, supporting others, transition to university, year abroad, etc. [Look under Find Support on their menu.] It has a blog that is written by students for students.
To find the support you need during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Information on finding a therapist and links to specialist charities and organisations.
Information about private counsellors.
What is myf.cymru?
The aim of myf.cymru is to improve access to mental health and well-being resources and support for students through the medium of Welsh.
What is available?
Information about self-care, mental health conditions, you can learn from other students about their experiences and much more, that can be accessed in several ways:
· Website - https://myf.cymru – the website has original content from Welsh-speaking students and resources about mental health that have been reviewed by Welsh-speaking therapists. The A-Z Mental Health section provides information on mental health conditions;
and within the Hwb Myf section there is original content from students on a wide range of issues that affect their mental health and well-being.
· App - myf.cymru has worked in partnership with the Moving On In My Recovery© programme to translate their app into Welsh. Full of useful and practical resources to support you on your recovery journey and will help anyone navigate the day-to-day challenges of life. Available on Google Play: https://bit.ly/3GRMxVt and Apple App Store: https://apple.co/3wl6dvT
· Sgwrs? Podcast - several students discuss the important issues relating to their mental health and well-being in the company of radio and television presenter Trystan Ellis-Morris and counsellor Endaf Evans. All episodes are available on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3wjHTKQ and the main streaming platforms.
· Social Media - for the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok @myf.cymru
Is it possible for me to contribute or participate?
Want to contribute to the discussion? We are always looking for brand new content from students whether it be for our social media channels, the website, participating in videos and podcasts. You can also write articles and blogs, create poetry or original art. To find out more, email email@example.com
Organisations A to Z
• Abbey Road Centre, Bangor - Supporting better mental health to people over 18 in Gwynedd, Conwy and Ynys Mon
• Amethyst - North Wales Sexual Assault Referral Centre
• BAWSO - Service for people from BAME backgrounds who are affected by domestic abuse
• CALL - Community Advice and Listening Line
• Headway (Brain Injury Association) Gwynedd
• Mind - The Mental Health Charity
• Mental Health Foundation Wales
• NAPAC - National Association for People Abused in Childhood
• Parabl- Short-term therapeutic interventions for people facing common mental health difficulties
• Samaritans Coping with Distress Booklet
• Survivors UK - Support for men who have experienced sexual violence
• Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre North Wales
• Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline
• Women's Self-Injury Helpline
Workbooks & Online Courses
This section covers self-directed help on common issues, such as anxiety (including health anxiety and social anxiety), assertiveness, bereavement, depression, eating disorder, self-esteem, self-harm etc. You may find that working through a workbook and following the given guidance to make some changes are sufficient to overcome your difficulties.
Click here for useful workbooks and online courses.
Click here to find free to download mental health apps.
Click here to find free to download mental health podcasts.
Useful Self-Help Websites & Information
Listed below are sites to information and self-help tools, in alphabetical order.
For common issues, such as stress, anxiety and low mood, look at our Workbooks & Online Courses and Apps section above.
• Abuse / Sexual Violence
• Addiction (including misuse of alcohol & drugs, gambling)
• Anxiety (including social anxiety, panic & OCD)
• Assertiveness & Confidence Building
• Bullying / Harassment / Stalking
• Eating Disorders
• Homesickness / Loneliness
• Low Mood / Depression
• Mental Health – How to improve it
• Physical Health (including pregnancy advice)
• Relationship Issues (including housemates)
• Relaxation / Stress Management
• Sex & Sexuality
• Study / Exams (including procrastination & perfectionism)
• Suicide Awareness
• Trauma / Post-traumatic Stress
Health information in other languages
This NHS website contains instructions for translating websites to other languages using Google Translate, and links for non-English health resources including mental health. https://www.nhs.uk/accessibility/health-information-in-other-languages/