HELPFUL RESOURCES

The following page has a large range of different resources and organisations that are available to help you. Select any of the different tabs shown to view a list of the resources available in that category.

Addictive Behaviours

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ADFAM gives information and support for the families of drug and alcohol users.

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Alcoholics Anonymous provides information and details of local self help groups which support recovery and continued sobriety of individuals with an alcohol problem.

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Barod Provides support to anyone affected by alcohol or drug misuse, either their own or someone else’s.

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Dan 24/7 provides information and advice relating to drugs and alcohol.

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Provides information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.

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Talk to Frank provides information and advice relating to drugs and alcohol.

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The National Association for Children of Alcoholics supports children of parents who misuse alcohol (Note: children can be 1-101!).

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UK Narcotics Anonymous is a society for individuals recovering from drug addiction

Bullying

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Bullying UK provides information for those who feel they are being bullied at university.

Care Leavers Support

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Become provides information and advice for care leavers.

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Propel provides information regarding higher education for care leavers.

Carers

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Carers UK provides advice and support for carers across the UK.

Suicide/Bereavement

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Cruse offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

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Papyrus provides support for anyone thinking of or knows anyone who is thinking of suicide.

Education

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UCAS is an independent charity which gives advice on courses and admissions within further and higher education.

Food Banks

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The Trussell Trust provides an emergency food package for those in crisis

Financial

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National Debtline is an independent charity, dedicated to providing free debt advice by phone and online to people across the UK

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Step Change provide advice and support to individuals with debts

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Student Finance England provides advice with loans and finances related to higher education in England.

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Student Finance Wales provides advice with loans and finances related to higher education in Wales.

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Turn2us provides practical help to people who are struggling financially.

General

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Action for Children provide practical and emotional support and a voice to children and young people

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Charity Choice Is a leading UK charity directory. It has information about local and national charities.

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Citizens Advice provides advice and support for people to find a way forward with a range of problems including benefits, work, money, consumer, housing, family, law, immigration and health.

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Meic provides a bilingual advice and support service for children and young people in Wales.

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Samaritans is for anyone who would like to chat about anything that is troubling them 24/7.

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Free information and support for under 25s in the UK. Get advice about sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money & jobs.

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Swansea Council for Voluntary Service is working in partnership with GP Practices within the Cwmtawe Cluster to deliver the Cwmtawe Social Prescribing Service. We have come together in order to share services and expertise. This partnership aims to promote wellbeing for individuals and encourage positive engagement in the local community.

Health & Disability

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Age UK provide information and advice on matters affecting older people.

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Alzheimers Society is a charity for those living with dementia and their carers.

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British Dyslexia Association offers information and advice to those with dyslexia.

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Deaf Blind UK is a charity that supports people affected by sight and hearing loss.

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Dyspraxia Foundation offers information and advice around dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder.

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Maggies provides support if someone has had a cancer diagnosis or is supporting someone with a diagnosis. They also offer bereavement support to those who have lost a loved one to cancer

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National Autistic Society offers information and advice around Autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger Syndrome

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SNAP Cymru provides information, advice and support for parents, children and young people with SEN or disabilities

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The Birth Injury Justice Center was created as a helpful resource focused on victims of birth injuries and their families. Their mission is to provide legal information and guidance and serve all families with disabilities caused by physical birth injuries.

Housing

Shelter provides information and support on a variety of housing difficulties, such as; bad housing, insecure, homelessness or risk of homelessness) and also provide a specialist debt advice service.

Shelter provides information and support on a variety of housing difficulties, such as; bad housing, insecure, homelessness or risk of homelessness) and also provide a specialist debt advice service.

Loneliness

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Samaritans for anyone who would like to chat about anything that is troubling them 24/7.

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Wave Length provides media technology to lonely people living in poverty.

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Marmalade Trust are a volunteer led organisation, dedicated to recognising loneliness and helping people make new friendships. They offer a vital link between lonely people and the community and resources that can help them.

Mental/Psychological Health

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Anxiety UK provides confidential support, advice & resources for anyone with anxiety, stress of anxiety-based depression.

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Beat eating disorders provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders.

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Bipolar UK is a national charity dedicated to empowering individuals and families affected by bipolar disorder.

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C.A.L.L. provides Emotional support and information on mental health and related matters.

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CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a free & confidential helpline & web chat for anyone struggling and support for those bereaved by suicide.

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Hafal provides support for people with serious mental health issues.

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Headspace – Everyday mindfulness app

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Mental Health Matters provides mental health support services.

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Mind offers information, signposting and legal advice for issues related to mental health.

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OCD UK is a national Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) charity.

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SANE is an out of hours dedicated mental health support charity. It has a phone line, text facility and online community.

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Student Minds - Empowering students and members of the University community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.

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Children and young people’s mental health charity which can provide support for issues such as ADHD, Anorexia, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Bulimia, Depression, Mania and Hypomania, OCD, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Autism and Borderline Personality Disorder.

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Calm is a meditation, sleep and relaxation app. Calm creates unique audio content that strengthens mental fitness and tackles some of the biggest mental health challenges of today: stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression

Free wellbeing and mental health resources for students studying at Higher or Further education level

Minorities Support

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African Community Centre welcomes all people, especially Africans born in Africa or in the diaspora (e.g. African Caribbean, British African etc.) who are currently resident in Wales to help them settle.

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Black Association of Women Step Out (BAWSO) is a service to Black and Minority Ethnic women and children, made homeless through a threat of domestic violence or fleeing domestic violence in Wales.

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Chinese in Wales Association is providing advocacy, advice, information and signposting service.

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Family Equality Council - Supports parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in this country.

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Stonewall offers help and advice for LGBT communities and their allies.

Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support

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Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST) provides culturally sensitive holistic support service to meet the needs of youth aged 11-25 from BME, refugee and asylum seekers in Wales.

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Migrant Help provides a helpline for asylum seekers living in Wales.

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The refugee support Network is a national advice service and can offer some advice to those wanting to access or are already in Higher Education.

Relationships

Relate – provides information, support and services for issues relating to relationships across the UK.

Victim Support

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Hourglass – is a national charity that provides advice and support on abuse of older people.

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Live Fear Free – provides support 24/7 for issues relating to domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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Victim Support provides free and confidential for anyone who is a victim of any crime or trauma.

Workplace

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Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice and also help to resolve disputes.

COVID-19

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Help and guidance for students during the Coronavirus pandemic

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Wellbeing resources to support mental health & wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic