Looking After Your Mental Health and Wellbeing
How are you feeling?
"I've got this"
- Normal functioning
- Normal mood fluctuations
- Taking things in your stride
- Normal sleep patterns
- Physically and socially active
- Usual self-confidence
- Comfortable with others
If you're thriving
- 5 ways to wellbeing- steps to improve your mental health and wellbeing
- Activate your life- a free online self-help course
- Wellbeing through work- in work support services for employeess
- Age Connect- a range of practical and emotional wellbeing support
- Platfform (Your Wellbeing)- a range of wellbeing support and advice
- Neath Port Talbot CVS- Connecting people with social groups and volunteering opportunities
- Other online links to support for adults, children, young people and families -npt.gov.uk/wellbeing
"Something isn't right"
- Irritable, impatient
- Nervousness, sadness
- Increased worrying
- Procrastination and forgetfulness
- Muscle tension
- Trouble sleeping
- Intrusive thoughts
- Low energy
- Difficulty relaxing
If you're stressed
- NPT Mind- Counselling, welfare rights support and wellbeing groups. 01639 643510
- Young Person's Mental Health Toolkit - Wellbeing resources for young people
- Young Minds- Children and young people's mental health charity
- C.A.L.L. Mental Health Helpline - Confidential listening and support service. 0800 132 737 or text HELP to 81066
- Neath Port Talbot CVS Community Companions - Offering companionship at home or in the community. 01639 631246
- Team Around the Family- Support for young people and families at an early stage of when a problem occurs - 01639 686802
"I can't keep this up"
- Persistent fear, anger, anxiety, panic, sadness, tearfulness, worthlessness.
- Difficulty making decisions or concentrating
- Disturbed sleep (falling asleep and staying awake)
- Self-medicating e.g. food, substances
If you're struggling
- Contact your local GP for advice
- Social Services Single Point of Contact. Contact email@example.com or 686802
- SBUHB Mental Health Single Point of Access - Open access 9am-5pm. 01639 862744
- CALM - Call 0800 585858 (daily, 5pm to midnight), or access their free, anonymous web chat with trained staff through theCALM website
- SilverCloud Health- Digital mental health resource
- Cruse Cymru Bereavement Support
- Young person's mental health toolkit
"I can't survive this"
- Disabling distress and loss of function
- Nightmares and flashbacks
- Unable to sleep or stay awake
- Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
- Easily enraged or aggressive
- Feeling numb, lost or out of control
- Dependence on food, substances etc.
If you're in crisis
- In an emergency call 999
- If not life threatening, call NHS 111 or visit www.111.nhs.uk. People with hearing problems can use the NHS 111 British Sign Language service
- To talk to someone confidentially, call Samaritans free on 116 123 or visit samaritans.org
- For confidential 24/7 crises text support, text "SHOUT" to 85258 or visit giveusashout.org
- Sanctuary Project- Practical, therapeutic and holistic support - 01792 816 600
- 24/7 mental health support is now available over the phone in Swansea Bay. People living in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot who need urgent support with mental health issues can now call a team of mental health professionals for free, day or night. Calling 111 and choosing option 2 puts callers in direct contact with a team of 20 mental health professionals based at Neath Port Talbot Hospital. The service is available for anyone in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot with a mental health concern, including relatives who need advice. Call 111 Option 2 is running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering a triage service and support or signposting as appropriate. Callers will be supported by fully trained clinicians working as part of a multi-disciplinary team including mental health nurses, psychological wellbeing practitioners and occupational therapists.