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Mental health



NHS Wales provides free access to SilverCloud®, a range of guided, online self-help programmes to help manage and improve your mental health and wellbeing.


There's support for mild-to-moderate symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, OCD, sleep, alcohol, drug use, health anxiety, body image and more.


Anyone aged 16+ can sign up without a GP referral. Choose one programme to complete at your own pace over 12 weeks and access it anytime, anywhere on your phone, tablet or desktop. There's no waiting list, and you'll be allocated a trained supporter who will provide fortnightly feedback.


Parents and carers can also access programmes for help with supporting a child or young person dealing with anxiety or low mood.


The programmes are available via the NHS in all regions of Wales. Please note that this is not a crisis service - you'll be signposted to more appropriate support if SilverCloud does not meet your needs.

Sign up here :Silvercloud website

Learn more about the support on offer here.

Download a PDF programme guide here.

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Coronavirus: How to protect your mental Health

Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on people's mental health, particularly those already living with conditions like anxiety and OCD.

Tips on how to protect your mental health..



Coronavirus and your wellbeing

You might be worried about coronavirus and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people.

This might feel difficult or stressful, but there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.

Below is information that may help you manage your wellbeing.

Mental health at work

Mental health at work

Coronavirus and isolation: supporting yourself and your colleagues

It’s fair to say we’ve never experienced a time like this. At a time when things are moving and changing fast, we just want to make sure you’ve got some useful and practical information when you need it.

Advice around coronavirus and isolation: supporting yourself and your colleagues.

Working well from home under self-quarantine for coronavirus

The prospect of working in self-isolation might be daunting for those who have not worked from home before. This guide from Leapers explores what you can do to plan for the possibility of staff needing to self-isolate, as well as tips for home-workers.

Advice around working well from home under self-quarantine for coronavirus.

Every mind matters

Every mind matters

Mental Wellbeing while staying at home

Every mind matters website

Emergency Ambulance Services Committee

A website called the 'NHS Wales National Mental Health Coordinating Centre' has been launched through the Emergency Ambulance Services Committee website by the National Collaborative Commissioning Unit. This has been set up to offer mental health specific information during these challenging times.

NHS Wales National Mental Health Coordinating Centre website.

Mindfulness Association

Mindfulness Association

The Mindfulness Based Living app is free and can be found on Google Play Store for Android users and the App Store for those using IOS devices. Simply type in the words ‘Mindfulness Based Living’ and your choice of practices will be at your fingertips!

The Mindfulness Association website.

NHS Employers

NHS Employers

This resource is organised into themed sections to support mental wellness, resilience and recovery. Whether you’re looking for self-care, to find out how you can support a colleague or wish to find out more for your organisation, the head first tool is a great place to start.

NHS Employers website.

Public Health England

Future learn

Get psychological first aid (PFA) training and help people with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19.

Future Learn website.

NHS Scotland HSC

Health and Social Care

To support those who are supporting others, the HSC NI, in collaboration with the Red Cross and NHS Education Scotland have made available interim guidelines and a short E-Learning module on Psychological First Aid. The resources are particularly applicable for anyone working or volunteering with local statutory, community or voluntary communities at this time.

The Health and Social Care's learning centre website.

National Centre for Mental Health

National Centre for Mental Health

This guide has been written for anyone supporting people who experienced traumatic events, and is designed to accompany training offered by the All Wales Traumatic Stress Quality Improvement Initiative.

National Centre for Mental Health's resource around supporting people who have experienced traumatic events.

The Mindfulness Initiative

Guidance from The Mindfulness Initiative on COVID-19 and Mindfulness: Resources for health and care staff.

The Mindfulness Initiative - COVID-19 & Mindfulness: Resources for health and care staff.

Activate Your Life – Free Online Self-help Course

This free course is designed to help you improve your mental health and wellbeing. Feeling worried or anxious can have a big impact on your health and for some people life can be particularly difficult.

Public Health Wales - Activate Your Life - Free Online Self-help Course