The best thing to do when you can feel your mental wellbeing declining is to reach out for support. Whether that be to friends, family and loved ones, or mental health support services, anything is better than bottling up what you are going through.
For men living in Taff Ely and the surrounding areas, there are lots of local and national organisations who offer resources, support, helplines, and workshops which can help you take back control of your health and mental wellbeing.
Men’s Sheds Cymru
Inclusive and independently run social clubs, run by the men who attend them. Men’s Sheds offers a sense of belonging, acceptance and fellowship for groups of men with common interests.
A freephone helpline (0800 132 737) offering confidential listening, advice and support for those who need it in Wales. You can also text ‘help’ to 81066 for support through text messaging.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Parent and Family Support
A hub of resources from Rhondda Cynon Taf council for parents and families in need of support. Their services include financial advice, parent and toddler groups and holiday play schemes – to help lift the pressures on a parent’s shoulders.
Free wellbeing courses and workshops to promote better mental health across the Valleys communities. They also deliver workplace wellbeing courses and offer resources for improving mindfulness techniques.
Cwm Taf Morgannwg Mind
Cwm Taf’s local branch of the Mind charity, proving mental health support, training and resources for your community. You can refer yourself to the Mental Health Support Hub and find details of crisis services on their site.
Mental health services for adults over the age of 18 in RCT, Merthyr and Bridgend. Any adult can self-refer and contact New Horizons directly. They run local support groups on a weekly basis, including a virtual men’s group on Wednesday evenings.