A-Z of Local and National Services
Handy, printable booklets available for download
Advice and Information Services in Bridgend County
Addiction and Dependency Services in Bridgend County
Doctors Surgeries in Bridgend County
Housing and Homelessness Services in Bridgend County
Wellbeing Centre Services in Bridgend County
or see the A-Z below
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Address: One Talbot Gateway, Baglan Energy Park, SA12 7BR
Tel: (01656) 752752
Our purpose is to improve the health of our community and to deliver effective and efficient healthcare in which our patients and users feel cared for, safe and confident.
Providing information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems.
Action for Children
Address: 3 The Boulevard, Ascot Road, Watford, WD18 8AG
Tel: 01923 361 500
Action for Children supports and speaks out for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.
Address: Principality House, 31 Taff St. Pontypridd. CF37 4TR
Tel: 01443 490 650
Age Connects (the new operating name for Age Concern) exists to change attitudes to ageing and thereby improve people’s lives. This will be achieved by listening to the views of older people and using these to help shift society’s view of age, where older old is regarded as a stage in the life course as valuable as any other.
Address: 24 Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. CF36 3HG
Tel: 01656 785 910
Age Cymru’s vision is of a world in which older people flourish. This vision inspired the founders of Age Cymru to create an organisation, which already has more than 60 years experience, drawn from Age Concern Cymru and Help the Aged in Wales.
Address: 3 Purbeck House, Llanishen CF14 5GJ
Tel: 02920 747 866
Creating qualifications, rewarding achievement for Wales
Helpline: 0845 769 7555
view the website to find AA meetings near you
Millions of men and women have heard or read about the unique Fellowship called Alcoholics Anonymous since its founding in 1935. Of these, more than 2,000,000 now call themselves members.
AA meetings held in ARC Bridgend (see ARC link further down)
Address : ARC (Assisting Recovery in the community) Quarella Road, Bridgend
Tel: (01656) 763 176
A family group providing understanding, strength and hope to anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking
Alternatives to Violence Project
Tel: 020 7324 4755 (General Enquiries)
AVP is for everyone who wants to handle conflict, deal with strong feelings like anger and fear, and build better relationships. For 20 years we have run friendly, low-cost workshops/courses that can really make a difference. AVP 2015 Workshops (South Wales)
Address (Bridgend & District): David Street Bridgend Ind. Estate CF31 3TP
Tel: 01656 647 158 / 649 987
Leading the fight against dementia
Address: Zion Community Resource Centre 339 Stretford Road, Manchester M15 4ZY
Helpline: 08444 775 774
Our primary aim is to promote the relief and rehabilitation of persons suffering with anxiety disorders through information and provision of self-help services.
ARC (Assisting Recovery in the Community)
Address: Quarella Road, Bridgend
Tel: (01656) 763 176
Day time opportunities for individuals with mental health issues.
Tel 01656 5073333
email : email@example.com
Wheelchair adapted vehicles with driver included service in and around the Bridgend area. Providing transport with support for the elderly and people with disabilities in WAV adapted vehicles. Mobility scooter is available at no extra charge (pre bookable) Dog friendly vehicles
Hospital/doctor appointments Leisure activities
Shopping and errands Days out
Address (Bridgend): Autism Outreach Project Worker, BCBC, Sunnyside Bridgend CF31 4AR
Tel: 01656 642 031
It is estimated that ASD affects 1 in 100 people, together we can improve knowledge and awareness and make real changes to peoples lives.
Barnardo’s works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people.
BAVO (Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations)
Address: 112-113 Commercial Street, Maesteg. CF34 9DL
Tel: 01656 810 400
The umbrella organisation supporting and promoting voluntary organisations in Bridgend County Borough
Benefits Advice Links
Benefits advice from Bridgend County Borough Council
Tel: 03333 323 3880
Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers.
Both Parents Matter Bridgend
Self help group for people affected by separation and divorce to meet together and exchange information and offer mutual support.
Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme
(incorporating The Zone Family Centre)
Address: 46-48 Dunraven Place, Bridgend. CF31 1JB
Email (Bridge MPS): angela@firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel (Bridge MPS): 01656 647 891
Email (The Zone): email@example.com
Tel (The Zone): 01656 649 378
Tel: 01656 766240
Local Society providing support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages within the Bridgend County Borough.
Bridgend Carers Centre
Address: 87 Park Street, Bridgend. CF31 4AZ
Tel: 01656 658 479
Supporting people caring for family members, partners, friends or neighbours.
Bridgend Community Transport
Address: Unit 1, Australian Terrace, Bridgend. CF31 1LY
Tel: 01656 669 665
Bridgend Community Transport Ltd is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Our organisation is the only Community Transport operator serving residents of Bridgend County Borough. The main operating centre is located on the outskirts of Bridgend Town Centre within a garage and office space which we own freehold. Some of our vehicles are also based in the outlying Garw, Llynfi and Ogmore Valleys.
Bridgend County Borough Council
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend. CF31 4WB
Tel: 01656 643 643
Bridgend County Borough Council (BCBC) delivers a range of key services to Bridgend County Borough.
Bridgend Assessment Service/Community Drug and Alcohol Team (CDAT)
Address: Celtic Court, Tremains Rd, Bridgend CF31 1TZ Tel: 01656 667717
Tel: 01656 763071
Bridgend Assessment Service for adults aged 18+ is a multi disciplinary team who provide rapid assessments for drug and alcohol services in Bridgend. All referrals should be sent to Bridgend Community Drug and Alcohol team.
There is also an open access service for clients every Friday morning from 9.30am to 12pm.
Bridgend Community Drug and Alcohol Team offers home and inpatient detoxification, maintenance prescribing, shared care, relapse prevention, psychology, social work and specialist midwife support. CDAT services can be accessed following an assessment by the BAS team.
Bridgend Family Information Service
Address: 3rd Floor, BCBC, Sunnyside Offices, Bridgend. CF31 4AR
Tel: 01656 643 643
Free advice and information on a wide range of childcare options and activities for children ages 0-20, their families and carers.
Bridgend Home Educators
We welcome all home educating families from Bridgend and surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining our waiting list for membership, please get in touch with us either via our contact form or by phone.
Bridgend Involvement Group
Tel: 07541 691 689
Tel: 01656 763117
Independent and impartial information and advice for drug and alcohol services users, ex-service users, possible service users, their family/carers living in Bridgend County Borough.
Bridgend League of Friends Hospital Radio
Requestline: 01656 752 588
The aim is to Entertain and Assist in making hospital stays more bearable!
Bridgend Lifesavers Credit Union
Address (Bridgend): 1 Station Hill. CF31 1EA
Tel (Bridgend): 01656 667 089
Address (Pontycymmer): 99 Oxford street. CF32 9DE
Tel (Pontycymmer): 01656 870 143
Address (Sarn): Lifelong Learning Centre, Merfield Close. CF32 9SW
Tel (Sarn): 01656 729 912
Bridgend Lifesavers Credit Union (BLSCU) is a financial co-operative set up to provide ethical, affordable financial services for all who live, work or volunteer within the County Borough of Bridgend.
Bridgend Outreach Autism Support
Address: Social Services, BCBC, Sunnyside, Bridgend. CF31 4AR
Tel: 01656 642 031 / 07896 098 004
Bridgend Outreach Autism Support offers a support and information signposting service for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism, their friends and carers.
Bridgend Youth Service
The youth service in Bridgend County Borough is concerned with the fundamental and personal development of young people between the ages of 11-25.
Bridgend Youth Service – Changing Tracks Project
Tel: 01656 754 920
The Changing Tracks Project supports young people between the ages of 11-16. The project is for young people who are not in education, employment or training.
British Association for Adoption and Fostering
Address: BAAF Cymru, 7 Cleeve House, Lambourne Crescent,Cardiff. CF14 5GP
Tel: 029 2076 1155
BAAF has been supporting, advising and campaigning for better outcomes for children in care for over 30 years. We work with everyone involved with adoption and fostering across the UK. Our regional and country offices in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, provide services to meet the needs of some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.
British Red Cross
Address: 44 Moorfields, London. EC2Y 9AL
Tel: 0844 871 11 11
We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Part of Family Lives. Listening, Supportive, Non-Judgemental
Address (Bridgend): 36 Caroline Street, CF31 1DQ
Tel (Bridgend): 01656 766139
Working Together to End Domestic Violence and Abuse.
Calan DVS provides a range of immediate and long term support options for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY, or CALM, is a regstered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. Male suicide accounts for 77% of all suicides in the UK and is now the single biggest cause of death in men aged 20 – 49 in England and Wales.
Helpline: 0300 4000 999
Free confidential counselling, support, help and advice if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or have post-abortion concerns.
Care for the Family
Address: Garth House, Leon Avenue, Cardiff, CF15 7RG
Tel: 02920 810 800
Care for the Family is a national family charity running events and courses across the UK, and creating resources that are used all over the world. Our work is motivated by Christian compassion, and our resources and support are available to everyone, of any faith or none.
Care & Repair Cymru
Address: Brocastle Manor House, Brocastle, CF35 5AU
Tel: 01656 646 755
Care & Repair Cymru are the “Older People’s Housing Champion”. We are a national charitable body and actively work to ensure that all older people have homes that are safe, secure and appropriate to their needs.
Address: River House, Ynys Bridge Court, Cardiff. CF15 9SS
Tel: 02920 811 370
Caring will affect us all at some point in our lives. We’ll be here for you when that happens.
Address: Unit 2, Waterton Cross Business Park, South Road, Bridgend Ind. Estate CF31 3UL
Tel: 01656 655606
Cartrefi Cymru is a not-for-profit organisation that supports people in Wales to lead fulfilled lives, at home and in the community.
Tel: 02920 222 000
Cavamh is an umbrella organisation which works with third sector groups with an interest in mental health, as well as mental health service users and carers, living or operating in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.
Address: 2nd Floor Offices, The Lyric Buildings, King Street, Carmarthen. SA31 1BD
Tel: 01267 244 200
Cerebra is a unique national charity that strives to improve the lives of children with brain-related neurological conditions, through research, education and direct, ongoing support. We aim to help all children up to 16yrs with neurodevelopment disorders and conditions, their parents, carers and professional practitioners.
(Bridgend County Borough Citizens Advice)
Address: Ground Floor, 26 Dunraven Place, Bridgend. CF31 1JD
Online Advice: www.adviceguide.org.uk
We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.
Tel: 0300 777 2259
Change Step is a CAIS led and DACW managed peer mentoring and advice service for military veterans and others with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a range of psychosocial problems who want to make positive changes to their lives. The service is delivered by veterans for veterans.
Call free on 0800 1111
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small.
Children in Wales
Tel: 02920 342 434
Children in Wales is the national umbrella body for organisations and individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Wales.
Clybiau Plant Cymru
Clybiau Plant Cymru exists to help communities in Wales by promoting, developing and supporting quality, affordable, accessible out of school childcare clubs.
Tel: 01656 643 514
Communities First aim to contribute, alongside other programmes, to narrowing the education/skills, economic and health gaps between our most deprived and more affluent areas. The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) is used to determine which areas are most deprived.
List of Community Companions Community Cafes in Bridgend
Venues within the Bridgend County community which feature function rooms, conference halls or other meeting facilities.
The Community Voice: Needs Must/Pan Fo Angen portfolio project is funded by the Big Lottery Community Voice grant scheme, which commenced on 1 April 2013. The aim of the project is to increase the voice of citizens and especially those who are most marginalised in local policy and planning processes. Consisting of seven Bridgend County Borough third sector projects, Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO) is the lead organisation.
Address (Correspondence): PO Box 363, Bridgend,CF31 9NZ
Address (Centre): The Contact Zone, Nolton Church Hall, Merthyr Mawr Road, Bridgend. CF31 3NH
Tel: 07455 801 617
The Contact Zone provides a safe, friendly & neutral environment where children of separated families can spend quality time with their non-resident parent. We aim to create a warm, sociable atmosphere where you and your children can relax and enjoy yourselves. The centre has toys, games and books for children of all ages and is run by trained staff/volunteers. Staff are impartial and don’t take sides. If you do not want to see your ex-partner, you don’t have to. Please contact your local centre or look on www.nacc.org.uk for more information.
Directory of local counsellors
Crossroads Care Bridgend
Address: 7 Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. CF36 3HG
Tel: 01656 784 100
If you are a carer, Crossroads Care can offer you support. Our core services see a trained carer support worker come into the home to take over the caring responsibilities. Services can be tailored to your specific needs.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Tel: 01792 462845
Helpline: 0808 808 1677
Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Our mission is to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
Address: 12 Trinity Square, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 2RA
Tel: 01492 863007
Peer mentors who help people to develop confidence, and provide support to access training, qualifications and work experience.They help people affected by substance misuse and/or mental health conditions to gain the skills necessary to enter the world of work.
Dads Matter UK
The aim of Dads Matter UK is to raise awareness amongst dads and to encourage open discussion and disclosure of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress during the 1001 Critical Days from Conception to Age 2. This is a crucial time when parental behaviours and attitudes (Mental Health) impact upon the development of the child. Chris and Mark are passionately committed to the same cause, but from different view-points and for different reasons, and they aim to challenge and change the stigma associated with mental health, specifically Postnatal Depression (PND) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Helpline: 0808 808 2234 or text DAN to: 81066
Point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs and or alcohol.
Address: 74 Nolton Street, Bridgend.
Tel: 01656 650 686
Ogwr DASH is an independent, information and support charity.
Address: 20 Great Dover Street, London. SE1 4LX
Depression Alliance, the UK’s leading charity for people with depression, believes that the stigma and lack of accurate information surrounding depression continues to prevent people from seeking and finding appropriate and vital help when it is required. Early intervention and information are crucial in enabling those affected by depression to recover quickly and – critically – in preventing further episodes.
Address: Bridge House, Van Road, Caerphilly Business Park. CF83 3GW
Tel: 02920 887 325
Disability Wales is the national association of disability groups working to promote the rights, inclusion, equality and support of all disabled people in Wales.
Disability Sport Wales
Disability Sport Wales is a joint initiative with the Federation of Disability Sport Wales (FDSW) and the Sports Council for Wales.
Tel: 02920 368 888
Diverse Cymru is an innovative new organisation in the Welsh Third Sector, created in recognition of the difficulties and discrimination faced by people experiencing inequality in Wales.
Contact details of doctors surgeries in Bridgend
Domino Therapeutic Recreation (WCADA)
Address: Celtic Court, Tremains Road, Bridgend CF31 1TZ
Tel: 01656 667 717
Domino is a programme of diversionary activities that supports people at risk of substance misuse to lead better, healthier more active lives. We deliver various recreational activities, personal development sessions, complimentary therapies and sports and fitness activities in a relaxed supportive environment.
A full timetable of activities can be found here
Address: 89 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, London. SE1 7TP
Helpline: 020 7793 3650
Tel: 020 7793 3651
Providing support, advocacy and information for anyone affected by the neurological movement condition known as Dystonia
Useful links for childhood support
Elite Supported Employment Agency Ltd.
Address: 8 Magden Park, Green Meadow, Llantrisant. CF72 8XT
Tel: 01443 226 664
Elite is a registered charity working with people with disabilities or those at a disadvantage across South and West Wales. Elite supports hundreds of people every year with vocational opportunities, training and employment through to independence.
Address: Tremains Road, Bridgend, CF31 1TZ
Emmaus is a homelessness charity with a difference, providing more than just a bed for the night for people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.
EPP Cymru provides a range of self-management health and well being courses and workshops for people living with a health conditions or for those who care for someone with a health condition.
Equine Therapy Wales
Tel: 07557 878 917
Equine Therapy Learning is a combination of Equine Therapy, CBT Counselling and Alternative Learning. We provide an effective unique programme of Equine Therapy Learning in a beautiful peaceful location in the Vale of Glamorgan working to help vulnerable people and families with a range of issues. We offer support to every individual, everyone can benefit and every session is specifically tailored to that persons needs.
Evergreen Hall, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AD
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Primarily for the over 50’s, many groups and lots to do
Members groups : Whist – Monday 2-4 Sequence dance – Tuesday 1-4 and Friday 1-4
Creative Wednesdays (art, craft, pottery etc) – 2-4 Yarny army – Thursday 10-12
OAP group – Thursday 1-4
Other groups : Quilters – 2nd Mon of the month 7-9 Shout – 3rd Weds of the month 10-12
Tai chi – Weds 12-1 Zumba gold – Weds 7-8
Headway – 1st Thurs of the month 6-9 Relaxation – Thursday 630-730
Bridgevis – 1st Fri of the month 10-12 Zumba gold – Fri 7-8
Eye to Eye (RCT)
Confidential Counselling for Young People
Address: Bryncelynnog Comprehensive School, Beddau, Pontypridd. CF38 2AE
Tel: 01443 202 940
Text: 07873 434 322
Eye to Eye has been a registered charity since July 1995.
Our aim is to provide a free, confidential and inclusive counselling service to all children and young people between the ages of 10 and 25, living in RCT. We also deliver Counselling to young people aged 11 to 18 years in Merthyr Tydfil Schools
Fathers Reaching Out
A support group/network for men whose wives or partners are suffering from post natal depression.
Address: 4 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive. York YO32 9WN
Tel: 01904 550055
UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.
First Person Plural
Address: PO Box 2537, Wolverhampton. WV4 4ZL
National survivor-led association for dissociative identity disorder and similar complex dissociative conditions.
Fixers are young people using their past to fix the future. They are motivated by personal experience to make positive change for themselves and those around them. Fixers choose the issue they want to fix and, using the skills of a team of creative experts, they work out how to make sure their message is heard by the right people, whether that’s through a unique film, a leaflet or poster campaign, a website, an event or workshop.
Foodbanks & Co-ops
Timetables and addresses of foodbanks and Co-ops
Tel: 01656 722 506
The Food Shed are a social enterprise offering a meal delivery service in the County Boroughs of Bridgend and NPT. The service aims to support you to live a healthy life at home for longer.
FREE delivery 365 days a year-Freshly cooked meals-Dietary requirements met-first meal is FREE!
Visit the website or give The Food Shed a call to find out more.
Tel: 01792 454413
The Foothold Project is a free programme of self-improvement services for young, single parents aged 14-25 years old in Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and the Vale of Glamorgan (with free childcare).
The Foothold Project offers free counselling and short courses (confidence, self-esteem, positive relationships, communication and listening skills, goal setting, employability etc.) Delivered by Relate Cymru and Gingerbread.
Foundation for People with Learning Difficulties
Our work influences government and local authority policies and services so that they better meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
Helpline: 0300 123 66 00 or Text: 82111
Need to know about drugs? Talk to FRANK.
Gamblers Anonymous UK
Tel: 020 7384 3040 (Information Line)
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same.
Pop on to the website to find a meeting near you and get the help you have been looking for.
Tel: 02920 471 900
Gingerbread provides advice and practical support for single parents.
Address: 2nd Floor, Derwen House, 2 Court Road, Bridgend, CF31 1BN
Tel: 01656 647 722
Leading Welsh mental health and wellbeing charity providing a wide range of services to people with mental health problems, supporting their independence, recovery, health and wellbeing.We also lobby to improve mental health policy, practice and legislation, as well as campaigning to increase public understanding of mental health and wellbeing.
Good Practice Wales
Good Practice Wales is a single access online portal to Welsh Public Services good practice and knowledge.
Tel: 01792 816 600
Hafal (meaning ‘equal’) is the principal organisation in Wales working with individuals recovering from serious mental illness and their families. Hafal are managed by the people they support – individuals with serious mental illness and their families.
The definitive guide to choosing a headstone.
Helpline: 0808 800 2244
Tel (Bridgend): 07599 520266
To promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers. In addition, Headway will campaign to reduce the incidence of brain injury.
HMP and YOI Parc Bridgend
(Parc Supporting Families)
Address: Heol Hopcyn John, Bridgend. CF35 6AP
Tel: 01656 302 844
Support to families, children and friends at HMP and YOI Parc.
Advice services, day centres and hostels
Address: 49a Nolton Street, Bridgend. CF31 3AA
Tel: 01656 668 111
Home-Start is a national charity with hundreds of schemes in local communities across the UK and with forces families in Germany & Cyprus.
Address: Poplar House, 63 New Road, Porthcawl. CF36 5DH
Tel: 01656 788048
Homestyle Care Ltd provides residential care for young adults (aged 16 -64 years) whose primary care need is learning difficulties but who may also have associated mental health problems and complex and challenging needs.
Address: The Engine House, Parc Tondu, Maesteg Road, Tondu, CF32 9TF
Tel: 01656 727 800
The HORIZON Project offers young people aged 16-25 in Bridgend County the opportunity to attend a free emotional health and well-being course.
Search for qualified hypnotherapists in your area.
Tel: 0800 319 6789
Advice – Befriending – Campaigning for the elderly
Internet Watch Foundation
UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content
Journeys toward recovery from depression
Tel: 02020 692 891
Equip. Empower. Encourage.
We want to be in a world without any stigma or discrimination towards those suffering from depression, that instead offers the best treatments and services available. We want to see minds healed.
Just @sk Plus
Address: Youth Information Centre, 6-6A Wyndham Street, Bridgend. CF31 1EF
Tel: 01656 815 146
Just @sk Plus is a one stop shop of information for young people aged 16-25 providing information,advice and guidance through a range of specialised information and support workers.
Address: Off Pyle Inn Way, Pyle, Bridgend CF33 6AB
Tel: 01656 749 219 / 745 399
KPC Youth is a charitable organisation, which provides a safe and nurturing environment for children, young people and those who impact on their lives.
Address: 387 Newport Road, Cardiff. CF24 1GG
Tel: 02920 473 767
We specialise in the affordable housing, social care and health sectors in Wales.
Lions Club of Bridgend
Tel: 0845 833 9582
The Lions Club of Bridgend is part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service clubs organisation in the world.The principal aim of Lions Clubs is to provide help and funds to those in need, whilst enjoying the satisfaction, fellowship and fun that can be derived from taking part.
Tel: 01656 642081
Love2Walk are committed to encouraging local people and visitors to get out and about, walking and exploring the stunning scenery of the Bridgend Valleys to the Blue Flag coastline.
Macmillan Cancer Support
At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to support you through. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’ll be there.
Macmillan Cancer Support/Benefits Advice
Address: 87 Park Street, Bridgend. CF31 4AZ
Tel: 01656 658 479
Macmillan Cancer Support is working with Bridgend Carer’s Centre to help anyone caring for a person affected by cancer. The service offers help, support and information on a wide range of matters, as well as organising social events to give carers the chance to meet others in a similar situation,
Macmillan Information and Support Centre
Address: Information Centre, Radiotherapy Dept. Singleton Hospital, Sketty Lane, Swansea. SA2 8QA
Tel: 01792 205 666 ext. 38055
Macmillan Cancer Support and Abertawe Bro-Morgannwg University Health Board have worked together to develop a cancer information and support service based at the Radiotherapy Dept. in Singleton Hospital. The service offers everyone affected by cancer high quality information to support them through their cancer journey.
Meditation and Mindfulness for Bridgend
Tel: 0808 802 3456
MEIC is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales.
Men’s Sheds Cymru
Tel: 01267 225 536
A Men’s Shed is a safe and nurturing environment where Men, who have time on their hands for whichever reason, can go to work on projects and activities which interest them. Men’s Sheds welcome everyone who have time on their hands whether that’s due to unemployment, retirement, bereavement, disability or simply if someone’s new to an area and are looking for ways of finding out about what’s going on within a community. We’re here to help get sheds up and running in communities such as yours, all across Wales.
Mental Health Foundation
We are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives.
Address: Union Offices, Quarella Rd. Bridgend. CF31 1JW
Tel: 01656 651 450
MHM Wales works with people who have a mental health related issue, other voluntary organisations and statutory services to promote mental well-being and to ensure there is a comprehensive range of mental health services in Wales.
Tel: 07960 329 766
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives.
Address: 3rd Floor, Quebec House, Castlebridge, 5-19 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9AB
Tel: 02920 395 123
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
This portal contains a wealth of information for anybody working with children and young people’s mental health issues.
Helpline: 116 000
We offer a lifeline to the 250,000 people who go missing each year in the UK. We listen in confidence, and support missing people and their families to explore their options and, where possible, to reconnect. For those left behind we provide specialised support to ease the heartache and confusion, and help search for their missing loved ones.
Money Advice Service
Free and impartial online money advice set up by the Government, which includes advice and guides to help improve your finances, tools and calculators to help you keep track and plan ahead and support in person, over the phone and online.
Tel: 01656 645 480
Mulligan Community runs an open and honest, transparent non-profit business. We are focused on building stronger communities, we understand the challenges and stress that today’s financial climate puts on our local community and we have a passion to support those on a low-income. Families and individuals on low-income can find their life restricting and stressful, but because of this they have often built up hidden strengths of resilience and resourcefulness and can have the ability to use these strengths to meet daily needs despite the challenges they face. Mulligan Community would like to utilise those strengths and give people an opportunity to participate in programs and services that will increase their resources and opportunities helping to improve their lives and those around them, by providing MC Family Centres. The MC Family Centre will assist families and individuals in making connections with friends and the community by offering social support and a place of belonging to their local area and in time changing the physical and social structure of their community.
National Autistic Society (NAS)
Address: NAS, Bridgend, CF31 4WB
Tel: 07767 353387
The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism.
Helpline: 0800 0699 784
The National Careline is a not for profit company offering information about care and support for older people, their carers and their families.
National Centre for Mental Health
Address: Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cathays. CF24 4HQ
Tel: 02920 688 401
NCMH is working towards establishing an infrastructure in Wales to better enable researchers to carry out high quality mental health research.
Helpline: 0808 808 4000
National Debtline is a free, confidential, debt advice service for people in England, Wales and Scotland, run by the charity the Money Advice Trust. Nine out of ten people who get help from National Debtline say they feel more confident in tackling their debts and managing their money as a result.
Tel: 01656 750 115
We are specialist providers of rape crisis and sexual abuse support services for women, men and children.
NHS Direct Wales
Tel: 0845 46 47
NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day. Calls cost a maximum of five pence per minute from a BT landline. The cost of calls from mobiles and other networks may vary.
The NSPCC’s work is focused on helping those children who are in greatest danger and distress. Our services are all designed to make the biggest difference to children possible.
Address : Maesteg sports centre
Tel: 01656 815 215
E mail : jane.thomas@bridgend. gov.uk
This group meets up once a month @ Maesteg sports centre to take part in an array of engaging games. Everyone is welcome and anyone can take part.Tea and chat and company are all free
OTED Community Transport Team
Address: 1 Australian Terrace Bridgend. CF31 1LY
Tel: 01656 669 665
Low cost, wheelchair accessible, door to door transport for groups and individuals in Bridgend County Borough
Address: 9 Grosvenor Green, Shrewsbury. SY1 3RF
Tel: 0843 28 98 401
PANDAS is the leading UK charity in supporting families suffering from pre (antinatal) and postnatal ilnesses.
Person to Person Parent Advocacy
Main Office Tel: (01443) 834145
Bridgend Parent Advocate: Anne Marie Hawkins
Tel: 07436 102160
A Parent Advocate is someone who works on an individual basis with parents and prospective parents with learning disabilities, in matters concerning their children. We empower parents by ensuring that their thoughts, wishes and feelings are listened to;
Accompany and support parents in meetings connected with their child (LAC reviews, health appointments, court appearances and meetings with other professionals); Make sure parents understand the information they are given and the questions they are asked; Empower parents by ensuring that their thoughts, wishes and feelings are listened to; Accompany and support parents in meetings connected with their child (LAC reviews, health appointments, court appearances and meetings with other professionals). Make sure parents understand the information they are given and the questions they are asked;
Address: 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London. SW1V 1EJ
Tel: 020 7931 8080
Helpline: 0808 8000 303
We’re the Parkinson’s support and research charity. For more than 40 years we’ve been working to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Patient Access lets you use the online services of your local practice. These may include arranging appointments, repeat medication, secure messages, medical record and updating your details.
Pernicious Anaemia Society
Address: Level 4, Brackla House, Bridgend CF31 1BZ
Tel: 01656 769 717
We are an International Charity based in Bridgend.
The aim of the society, founded in 2005, was simply to provide an easy to understand explanation of Pernicious Anaemia to newly diagnosed patients. We also provide Information Leaflets that explain in plain English (and Welsh) what Pernicious Anaemia is and outlines some of the likely problems and consequences that the diagnosed patient can expect to encounter.
We provide a ‘call back’ Helpline that is operated by a qualified nursing sister. We organise local support groups that help alleviate the isolation often experienced by those with Pernicious Anaemia.
Address:YMCA Neath, Pen-Y-Dre, Neath, West Glamorgan, SA11 3HG
Tel: 01639 641 200
POBL (meaning PEOPLE in our Welsh language) is a new and fresh mental health charity that has been formed to make a difference to the people of Wales and their families, who are either now, or will at some future point, find themselves suffering from a mental health condition.
Public Health Network Wales
Public Health Network Cymru is for everyone in Wales with an interest in advancing public health. The Network’s website exists to support professionals from all sectors who contribute to public health development in Wales, by providing a ‘one-stop shop’ for instant access to comprehensive public health information, current and emerging news items and communities of interest.
Working to promote health, respect and justice in couple and family relationships.
Address: Level 3, Brackla House, Brackla Street, Bridgend. CF31 1BZ
Tel: 0300 456 8067 / 07824 547 544
Remploy’s mission is to transform the lives of disabled people and those experiencing complex barriers to work by providing sustainable employment opportunities.
Rethink Mental Illness
Address: 89 Albert Embankment, London. SE1 7TP
Tel: 0121 522 7007
We believe a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness.
SADA (Seasonal Affective Disorder Association)
Address: PO Box 332, Wallingford. OX10 1EP
Our website offers lots of information about SAD and SADA. Members have access to their own area of the website where they can download our information booklet, newsletters, scientific and general articles. There is a postal service for those who need it. Members are offered email and telephone support.
SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness
Address: 2 Green Street, Bridgend. CF31 1HF
Tel: 01656 662 333
Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (UK)
Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
SchoolBeat.org is a bilingual site from the All-Wales School Liaison Core Programme, providing information and resources for teachers, pupils and parents to follow up on the lessons provided to primary and secondary school children by our School Community Police Officers.
Address: 3a Upper George Street, Luton. LU1 2QX
A safe, pro-recovery site for people to use to communicate with others and express their experiences through the use of blogs, stories, poetry and art.
Self-Harm Awareness Recovery and Education
Tel: 01656 651 450
If you are aged 16+ and have self harmed or know someone who has, the Self-Harm, Self-Help peer support group is your opportunity to address the underlying issues of self harm and discus the treatments and support available.
Address: Flynn House, Cardiff Road, Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd, CF37 5HP
Phone: 01443 484400
Everyone has the right to choose where he or she lives and stays. Shared Lives offers a community based alternative to other forms of support. Shared Lives is a service provided by carefully chosen single people, couples or families we call Shared Lives Carers. We are registered with the Care & Social Services Inspectorate for Wales and the Care Quality Commission in England and have clear written statements about how our services operate.
Address: Head Office, Shelter Cymru, 25 Walter Road Swansea. SA1 5NN
Tel: 0845 075 5005
Shelter Cymru is Wales’s people and homes charity. We believe that a decent secure home is a fundamental right and essential to the health and well-being of people and communities.
Share Our Recovery Through Eating Disorders
Tel: 01656 651 450
Address:Union Offices, MHM, Quarella Road, Bridgend
2nd & 4th Monday of every month | 6:30pm – 8pm
Sorted is the new name for the group previously run B-Eat Cymru in Bridgend. SORTED provides a Peer-2-Peer support to people with all types of eating disorders including their carers, families and friends. SORTED offers an opportunity to meet people who may be in a similar situation in a safe and confidential space. People support each other by sharing experiences, thoughts, successes and problems or by simply listening.
These groups do not offer treatment, therapy or counselling and cannot diagnose or make medical referrals.
South Wales Police Mental Health Liaison Officer
Address: Police HQ, Cowbridge Rd. Bridgend. CF31 4SU
Tel: 01656 655 555
We have a duty of care towards vulnerable and exploited people, some of whom may have mental health problems. It is therefore essential that a common understanding and approach to dealing with mental health issues is adopted by the police. South Wales Police Mental Health Liaison Officer facilitates effective communication between South Wales Police and all organisations working in the field of mental health and provides advice and guidance to both statutory and non-statutory agencies whilst encouraging effective inter-agency working to solve local problems through the promotion of multi-agency partnerships.
Address: 57-59 St Mary Street, Cardiff. CF10 1FE
Tel: 020 7833 6733
Sova is a charity that works in the heart of communities in England and Wales to help people steer clear of crime. We do this by making sure that people in difficult situations have someone on their side to help them make better choices. By supporting individuals and families to deal with the troubles that are holding them back in life – Sova helps to create a safer, stronger, fairer society.
Space Saviours is an initiative that helps and guides your community to take action to ‘turn an empty space, into a great place’. Most communities have a piece of spare, unloved land that could become so much more with a little thought, love and attention. There is lots of support and advice available from us to help you identify and kick-start a project where you live, and we will also give you advice on where to find the funding to turn your ideas into reality.
Speakeasy Advice Centre
Address: 166 Richmond Road, Cardiff, CF24 3BX
Tel: 029 2045 3111
Helping to relieve poverty by providing free legal advice and representation for people struggling with debt, welfare benefits and fuel poverty.
Splice Child and Family Project Ltd.
Address: Salvation Army Hall, North Avenue, Pyle/Kenfig Hill, Bridgend. CF33 6ND
Tel: 07976 378 719
Drop-in facility for parents and under 5s. Play, parenting and childcare programmes with creche facility (6 weeks – school age) and one-to-one support.
Starfish Mental Health Peer Support
Address: Sarn Community Centre Library, Merfield Close, Sarn. CF32 9SW
Helpline: 08000 435 600
Starfish (incorporating Reaching Out) is a Bridgend peer-support group providing emotional and practical support for anyone with mental health issues. Starfish is run by sufferers for sufferers.
Address: Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road. Cardiff. CF11 9SB
Tel: 02920 237 744
Stonewall Cymru is the all-Wales Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual (LGB) Charity. Our aim is to achieve equality for LGB people at home, at school and at work.
Address: 4-5 James Street, Porthcawl. CF36 3BG
Tel Anita on: 07940 953239
Sustainable Wales was established as a charity involving volunteers and became the first community based sustainable development organisation in Wales in 1997. Our aims are to change behaviour, working with communities, public sector bodies, the voluntary sector, small business and politicians.
Address: Union Offices, Quarella Road, Bridgend, CF31 1JW
Tel: 01656 649 557
At certain times in our lives many of us experience emotional difficulties that affect our ability to cope with daily life or the quality of our life and relationships. MHM Wales’ Talking Connections counselling service offers an assessment and up to six counselling sessions. Each session can last up to 50 minutes. Appointments are offered to clients in the order in which they are received. Email, call or access the referral form by clicking the link above.
Help and advice for teenagers living with anxiety.
Terrence Higgins Trust
Address 1: YMCA, 1 The Kingsway, Swansea. SA1 5JQ
Address 2: Limerick House, 23 Churchill Way, Cardiff. CF10 2HE
Tel: 01792 477 540 (Swansea)
Tel: 02920 666 465 (Cardiff)
Our vision is a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.
The FAN Charity
Tel: 07880 630553
FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours. Who is my friend? Who is my neighbour? Come to a FAN Group and you’ll meet friends and neighbours and feel more hopeful for the world. It’s a great opportunity for local people to meet newcomers. Very few people know all their neighbours these days!
The Bridgend FAN Group meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 1:30pm – 2:30pm at The Zone, 46-48 Dunraven Place.
The Recovery Letters
The Recovery Letters publishes letters online from people recovering from depression, addressed to those currently suffering.
Address: 18a Dunraven Place, Bridgend, CF31 1JD
Tel: 07805 426347
The Well is a small family run Counselling and Holistic Therapy centre based in Bridgend town centre, offering counselling, psychotherapy and complimentary therapies.
The Well offers a safe and confidential haven where you will be listened to in a non-judgemental environment and explore any struggles or issues that you are finding difficult to cope with, such as PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and Loss, Low Self-Esteem, Anger Management and Relationship Difficulties.
Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Time to Change Wales
Time to Change Wales is the first national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems.
Helpline: 0300 777 8427
Tourettes Action works in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is the leading support and research charity for people with Tourette Syndrome and their families. We want people with TS to receive the practical support and social acceptance they need to help them live their lives to the full.
Tel: 01792 763 880
We provide community-based care homes and supported living units for young adults with the challenging and complex needs associated with Mental Health, Acquired Brain Injuries, Learning Disabilities or an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Trinity Care and Support
Address: Trinity Care & Support, Trinity Church, John Street, Porthcawl CF36 3EP
Trinity Care & Support in Porthcawl, offers short-term respite care services to families who have a child or adult with a Learning Disability living with them. We give person-centred support – we put the people we work for at the centre of their Domiciliary Care service. We offer personalised activities that enhance, teach and strengthen each individual, allowing them to live the life they want.
Helpline: 0808 802 2000
Turn2Us is a charity that helps people in financial need to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.
Ty Elis Counselling
Address: 14 Victoria Avenue, porthcawl. CF36 3HG
Tel: 01656 786 486
Not for profit organisation, based in Bridgend County Borough, South Wales, that provides Counselling and Psychotherapy to all individuals aged 18 years and over from all ethnic and social backgrounds.
Address 1: The Family Hospice for Young Lives, Hayes Road, Sully. CF64 5XX
Tel: 02920 532 199
Our vision is to ensure every life-limited child and young person in Wales lives a full family life. For this to happen, it’s also vital that mums, dads, brothers and sisters receive the support they need during such a difficult time. This involves us offering a wide range of free care and support at our hospice and in the community. Specialist staff, including children’s nurses, family support workers and play workers, give care and comfort to families over weeks, months and years, helping them create precious memories to cherish forever.
Useful Telephone Numbers
The most frequently used numbers from the Mental Health Directory
V2C Valleys to Coast
Address: Tremains Business Park, Tremains Road, Bridgend. CF31 1TZ
Tel: 0300 123 2100
We provide affordable homes to rent and buy across the County Borough of Bridgend in South Wales.
Address: Venture House, Navigation Park, Abercynon. CF45 4SN
Tel: 01443 742 704
Valrec provides leadership and promotes good practice in the fields of equality, diversity and human rights. Valrec works to promote equality across the mandates of Age, Disability, Gender, Race, Religion and/or Belief, Sexual Orientation, Transgender and Human Rights.
Veterans NHS Wales
Address: Monmouth House, Second Floor, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff. CF14 4XW
Tel: 02920 74 2062 (Tue-Wed 08.00-16.30)
Each Local Health Board has appointed an experienced clinician as a Veteran Therapist (VT) with an interest or experience of military (mental) health problems. The VT will accept referrals from health care staff, GPs, veteran charities and self-referrals from ex-service personnel.
Tel: 08081 689 111
(weeknights 8pm to 8am, weekends Sat 5pm to Mon 8am)
If you’ve been a victim of any crime or have been affected by a crime committed against someone you know, we can help you find the strength to deal with what you’ve been through. We are an independent charity and our services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.
You can request support by calling the number above or through the Victim Support website
Wales Dementia Helpline
Helpline: 0808 808 2235
Support, information and agency signposting for anyone caring for a family member or friend with dementia.
Address: 10 Park Street, Bridgend. CF31 4AX
Tel: 01656 674 184
We are a homelessness charity and have been working with homeless and vulnerable people for over 30 years. We work to find lasting solutions to homelessness and prevent its occurrence by working with those who are in danger of becoming homeless.
Wales Office Address: 16 Heol y Cwrt, North Cornelly, CF33 4AX
At the Wave Project, we help young people to reduce anxiety and improve confidence through surfing! Our award winning surf courses are proven to help clients feel calmer, more motivated and better about their future.
Wave Project Cymru was created in 2014 after a merger with South Wales surf project Making Waves Wales. The new project launched on 31st May 2014 with a surf day for local children and has gone from strength to strength after. You can make referrals through the website
(Welsh Centre for Action on Dependency and Addiction)
Address: Celtic Court, Tremains Rd, Bridgend CF31 1TZ
Tel: 01656 667 717
WCADA is a registered charity and limited company founded in 1979 by, among others, Mr Alan Douglas and Dr Allan Hawkins. It aims to prevent, treat and reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs to individuals, their families and the community.
WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action)
Tel: 0800 2888 329
We represent and campaign for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities.
Tel: 0300 3033464
The WEA (Worker’s Educational; Association) is a voluntary movement committed to the promotion and provision of educational opportunities in the widest sense, with due regard to Welsh language and culture, and the diversity of communities in Wales, and is concerned particularly with those outside traditional education provision.
Wellbeing Through Work
Address: Accommodation Block A Floor 2, Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Baglan Way, Port Talbot. SA12 7BX
Tel: 0845 601 7556
If you are in need of support to stay in employment then the Wellbeing through Work service can help.
Welsh Refugee Council
Address: 120 -122 Broadway, Cardiff. CF24 1NJ
Tel: 02920 489 800
The Welsh Refugee Council is a Wales based charity, committed to protecting the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Wales. For nearly 25 years now, we see first-hand the effects of fleeing persecution, conflict, torture, rape and abuse.
Address: Ewenny Road, Bridgend. CF31 3HT
Tel: 01656 646 013
Enabling children with a disability to fulfil their potential
Tel: 02070 895 050
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Youth4U is an interactive website for young people 11 –25 with the buzz on what’s going on in your local area and beyond and your one stop site for the information relevant to you.
Address: Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AD
Tel: 01656 654 613
Providing services to the whole community regardless of age, ability or gender.
Address: 25 John Street, Porthcawl, CF36 3AP
Tel: 01656 772 166
Porthcawl YMCA was established in 1908 at our John Street location and has long been a centre for supporting the area’s community and cultural life. Porthcawl YMCA has undergone some extensive refurbishments to its building to create “The Y Centre” which will provide the residents of the town and surrounding areas with access to facilities that promote health and wellbeing, active and passive learning, community participation and social inclusion.
Address :46-48 Dunraven Place, Bridgend, CF31 1JB
Tel : 01656 649 378
The Zone is a community centre set up to support all members of the borough. As well as providing advice and guidance on topics including; parenting (toddlers through to teenagers), money management, nutrition & healthy eating, health & well being and many more besides, The Zone can also help you to develop your CV and assist in job searching. The Zone also offers free training courses at the centre.