MIND - Side by Side

It’s a powerful thing to connect with someone else over shared experiences. Side by Side is an online community where you can listen, share and be heard.

Connect with others and share how you’re feeling in a safe online space


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.


Area 43 is an independent counselling service for children and young people aged 13 - 30 living in Ceredigion. 

Area 43 runs a ‘Drop-in centre’ from our administrative hub in Cardigan.   We provide a safe, informal, caring, non-discriminatory and non-judgmental environment where young people (aged 16-25) can socialise with their peers and access a range of quality information and support from trained and experienced staff.

The centre provides free hot drinks, subsidised food and an internet cafe. We also offer a range of engaging activities which are delivered in an informal environment.

These include many kinds of Arts and Crafts and Personal Development activities such as Confidence Building, Communication Skills, Emotional Literacy and Practical Life Skills.

Counselling Referral Form

Silver Cloud

Sign Up Online 

Welcome to SilverCloud Wales Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Our easy-to-use and interactive online programmes are designed to support your mental health and wellbeing. Find help for anxiety, depression, stress, sleep, money worries & more.

Browse the list of programmes below and choose one to complete over 12 weeks. For best results use 15-20 minutes a day, three to four times a week. You’ll receive fortnightly feedback from a qualified SilverCloud Supporter as you work your way through your programme.

SilverCloud Wales is a self-help service. It is suitable for:

  • People aged 16+ with mild to moderate levels of anxiety, depression or stress AND
  • Who are registered with a GP in Wales or live in Wales AND
  • Who are not receiving secondary or tertiary mental health services (e.g. not under the care of a psychiatrist or psychologist).

When you sign up for this service you will be asked to complete a set of questionnaires. This helps us ensure you meet the above eligibility criteria. In some instances, you may be asked to participate in a further telephone assessment. If you fall outside of the eligibility criteria, please contact your GP for help finding the right service for your needs. Thank you.


Mind Aberystwyth is here to help you with your worries, however big or small.

Whether you’re experiencing new stress or anxiety because of the coronavirus pandemic, or have longer-term issues with depression, anger or self-esteem.

If you are resident in Ceredigion, aged 18 years and over, contact Mind Aberystwyth and we’ll be in touch to design a programme of support that’s right for you. Active monitoring accepts self and professional referrals.

Active Monitoring participants have commented “The service has been really helpful” and “So grateful and means a lot to me that the practitioner has taken the time out to contact me on the dot every week, lets me finish my sentences and whatever the practitioner has said the practitioner has done“.

A Hywel Dda Aberystwyth Health Visitor has commented: 

“I just wanted to express my immense gratitude and support for your service as a Health Visitor working with a clientele that have struggled through the pandemic and will have the effects for many months and years to come notwithstanding chronic mental health access problems…..(Active Monitoring) is a wonderful and generous resource which I have no doubt will be a fantastic resource for us to support our care of our struggling families”

Please note that Active Monitoring is not an emergency service. For mental health crisis contact your GP, call 999 or go to your nearest Accident & Emergency. 

Call Mind 



Hafal Ceredigion helps people with serious mental illness and their families to work towards recovery. All our services are underpinned by Hafal’s Recovery Programme which empowers clients and families to take control of their lives and achieve recovery.

Hafal’s Recovery Programme is a modern approach to dealing with mental illness.

As an organisation managed by its members – people with experience of serious mental illness and their families – Hafal has drawn on many years’ experience in dealing with serious mental illness to make the Recovery Programme as effective as possible.

What’s the Programme about?

Hafal’s Recovery Programme isn’t just about medication or other therapies which deal directly with symptoms. These can be very important, but mental health is built on much broader foundations.

For any one individual the biggest step to recovery may be finding a place to live, getting a job, establishing a good relationship with their family… usually there are a set of different things which are important to an individual’s recovery.

This is where Hafal’s Recovery Programme comes in. When individuals experience serious mental illness, the Recovery Programme offers them a more methodical way of improving all aspects of their lives.

How does the Recovery Programme work?

The Recovery Programme encourages you to take a “Whole Person” approach, looking at the following areas of your life in order to move forward:

In the process, the Programme covers all aspects of Hafal’s local service including:

  • Referral
  • Induction
  • Planning and action
  • Review
  • Managing services
  • Wider empowerment
  • Call Hafal 


www.iawn.wales.nhs.uk  (online help only)

This area has been developed to provide information on the local primary mental health support service (LPMHSS) in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. We aim to provide easily accessible online resources and information on mental health issues to enable people to self-help and know where to access further support should they need it.

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  www.callhelpline.org.uk  or text "suicide action" to 85258

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 or on https://www.samaritans.org. 

MIND (mental health charity) also have a 24hr National call line:  03001233393.


CRUSE - 0808 8081677  or online at helpline@cruse.org.uk

HAHAV (Hospice at home Aberystwyth volunteers)  Plas Antaron, Penparcau offer bereavement counselling to anyone suffering with any kind of bereavement.   Call 01970 611550 for more information or email admin@hahav.org.uk or on line at https://hahav.org.uk.

The good grief trust - thegoodgrieftrust.org  

At a loss - ataloss.org

Self help information & resources

Online resources 

Additional on-line resources: 

Mental Health Foundation:

Excellent resource online with an A-Z of mental health problems  https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Useful APPS

Mindshift; SAM-app;  Relax Lite; Relaxing sounds; Sleepfulness; Calm (meditations and yoga); Headspace; Pacifica; Happify; Stop Breathe & Think App; Breath2Relax; Smiling Mind (various activities for different ages) ; Mindshift; End anxiety; Cwtsh (Cymraeg)

Support for younger persons and their parents
Area 43    https://www.area43.co.uk/here-for-you/

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: counselling@area43.co.uk  

Young Minds - ww.youngminds.org.uk    

Meic is a helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales - www.meiccymru.org