Life for girls and young women can be challenging. Whether it be academic pressure, a difficult family situation or the influence of social media, there are many different reasons why, as a young woman, you could start to feel your mental health suffer.
However, for teenage girls and young women, there are lots of dedicated mental heath support services and resources, ready and waiting to offer their assistance right here in Taff Ely.
Kooth is a free mental wellbeing support service, which is freely accessible to young people in Taff Ely. This online platform has lots of different support available, including:
Get started with Kooth, here: https://www.kooth.com/
Valleys Steps to Student Wellbeing
Valleys Steps provides mindfulness and wellbeing courses and workshops to the young people of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend. There are always new workshops specially designed for school and college students – whether that be online or in person – so you can access useful mental wellbeing guidance you need.
There are also quick guides and online tools covering topics like staying calm, sleep journals and dealing with change.
Take a look at the latest workshops and tools, here: https://valleyssteps.org/students/
Eye to Eye Wales
Free counselling and confidential support for anyone aged between 7 and 30 years old across RCT. As well as a huge number of online resources and advice, you can get in touch with a counsellor in 3 different ways:
Take a look at the amazing support available from Eye to Eye, here: https://www.eyetoeye.wales/talk-to-us
Parent and Family Support
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Council have a hub of useful links for parents and families who may be struggling, no matter the reason. From financial support to parent and toddler groups, the council are able to offer help to parents with their own mental health issues, as well as children and young people in need of support.
Click here to learn more: https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/ChildrenandFamilies/ParentandFamilySupport/ParentandFamilySupport.aspx