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Acas

Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. We also offer training and help to resolve disputes.


Action for Children
Email: ask.us@actionforchildren.org.uk | Tel: 01923 361 500

We protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support. We ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting improvements to their lives.


Adfam

Email: admin@adfam.org.uk

If you are affected by the drug, alcohol, or gambling problems of a loved one, we're here to support you.


ADHD Connections

Email: adhdconnections@hotmail.com

We are a charity providing peer to peer support for families and children with ADHD across Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff.

We share good practice and useful advice, as well as understanding the difficulties faced by families who are supporting children and young people with ADHD.
We provide support and activities for families and work alongside schools and local authorities to improve policies and support for children with ADHD.


Adult Mental Health - Community Mental Health Teams

Bridgend NORTH: Maesteg Hospital, Neath Rd, Maesteg, CF34 9PW | Tel: 01656 754 278

Bridgend SOUTH: 71 Quarella road, Bridgend, CF31 1YE | Tel: 01656 763 000

We provide a range of community-based mental health treatments and therapies for people who need support for their mental health issues. We take referrals from consultant psychiatrists, acute inpatient mental health wards and our mental health assessment team. If you feel that you need support from any of our services, speak to your GP to request a referral. Your local Community Mental Health Teams team will then do a thorough assessment with you to make sure you’re signposted to the right services. Together with you, we will create a care plan to support you in the best way possible.


Adult Mental Health - Home Treatment Team

Tel: 01656 752 666

The Home Treatment Team has two main functions - to provide an alternative to hospital admission and to facilitate early discharge from the acute wards. After an initial assessment a plan of care is agreed with you and the relevant professional.

We support you with your progress. As you improve we will see you less often and discuss with you what follow up arrangements will be suitable in your case. A referral is required for the home treatment team from a mental health professional. The service is aimed at those adults between the age of 18 and 65.


Adult Mental Health - Older Person's Referral Pathway

Tel: 01656 752 752

The Referral Pathway Team provide a single point of access for GP,s, Social Workers, Other Professionals for people over 65 experiencing mental health problems or under 65 if they have memory issues. The service is aimed for those adults over 65 experiencing mental health issues or under 65 if they have memory issues. People who require this service can be referred by GPs, Social Workers, Other Professionals.


Adult Mental Health - Older Person's Primary Assessment Team

Tel: 01656 763 097

The Primary Assessment Team provide a comprehensive initial assessment to people with lived experience referred to our services. The initial assessment will be held at either our Hospital, Out Patients Department or at their home. People who require this service can be referred by GPs, Social Workers, Other Professionals. – People referred to our Assessment Team will have a mild/moderate mental health issues, either cognitive/functional in nature or severe.


Age Connects Wales
Email: enquiries@ageconnectswales.org.uk | Tel: 02920 683 600

Age Connects Wales is a social enterprise made up of six local, independent Age Connects organisations with over 40 years’ experience supporting older people and their carers in Wales. Together, our member organisations support around 45,000 clients within 11 of the 22 local authority areas in Wales.


Age Cymru
Email: enquiries@agecymru.org.uk | Tel: 02920 431 555

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.


Ageing Well in Bridgend

Ageing well in Bridgend acts as a useful information source to help older people maintain daily independence and feel connected in their local communities. Here you’ll find information to help you to lead an active, fulfilling lifestyle and useful links to initiatives and support for older people. Find out about local hobby groups, events and activities, as well as practical information relevant to older people’s needs.


Alcoholics Anonymous
Helpline: 0800 9177 650
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.


Alternatives to Violence Project
Tel: 02073 244 755 (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.


Alzheimer’s Society

Tel: 0330 330 0804 (General Enquiries)

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.


Andy's Man Club

Email: info@andysmanclub.co.uk

On average one man every 2 hours takes his life in the UK. It’s often said a factor is that men don’t talk. Thats why we were born to break down these stigmas. At ANDYSMANCLUB you don’t have to be suicidal or have a mental health problem, we just want to get men talking.

Andy's Man Club have clubs right across the UKFind your nearest here


Anxiety UK
Email: admin@anxietyuk.org.uk | Tel: 01612 267 727 (General Enquiries)

Do you often feel anxious, fearful or stressed? You’re not alone. There are millions of people like you. However, we can offer you an extensive range of expert help designed to help you to control your anxiety rather than letting it control you


ARC (Assisting Recovery in the Community)
Address: ARC, Quarella Road, Bridgend | Email: arc@bridgend.gov.uk | Tel: 01656 763 176

Assisting Recovery in the Community (ARC) is a service which provides day time opportunities for individuals with mental health issues. ARC offers assessment and support to enable people experiencing mental health problems to access mainstream community facilities and activities as well as specialist services.


Assisted Mobility Services

Email: info@assistedmobilityservices.co.uk | Tel: 01656 507 333

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.

Services include:-  Hospital/doctor appointments     Leisure activities     Shopping and errands     Days out


Autism Directory

Email: hello@theautismdirectory.com | Tel: 01443 844 764

The Autism Directory is a registered charity (no. 1143855) working to support autistic individuals and their families at a grass roots level in the community.We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to create a better and more independent life for themselves, and with the right support and resources this can be achieved.


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Barnardo’s
Barnardo’s works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people.


BAVO (Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations)
Email: bavo@bavo.org | Tel: 01656 810 400
Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations is the County Voluntary Council for Bridgend County Borough. We provide FREE support and assistance to all member community and voluntary groups, not-for-profits and social enterprises in our area.


Bipolar UK
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 Cymru
Helpline: 0333 050 6815

A wide range of services to help and support seperated families. 


Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme
(incorporating The Zone Family Centre)
Email: hello@thebridgemps.org.uk | Tel: 01656 647 891

The team here at The Bridge are dedicated to helping and supporting the community of Bridgend County Borough. We provide a number of services and opportunities which are open to all members of the public, including training, mentoring and volunteering.


Bridge VIS
Tel: 01656 771398 (General Enquiries)

Bridge Vis is a local Society providing support to blind and partially sighted people OF ALL AGES within the Bridgend County Borough. We are here to provide a friendly voice, a helping hand and as much help and support as we can. This can be practical support such as help with your computer, advice where to find visual aids, magnifiers and talking books. It can also be that much needed emotional support, someone to talk to, go for a coffee with, an outing to the theatre or a visit around the local area.


Bridgend Carers Centre

Tel: 01656 658 479

Bridgend Carers Centre specialises in the provision of information, support and short break opportunities to carers throughout Bridgend County Borough.


Bridgend Community Transport
Email: info@bridgendcommunitytransport.co.uk | Tel: 01656 669 665

Our organisation is committed to assisting people who are disadvantaged through lack of appropriate transport, to maintain an active and engaged civic and social life.


Bridgend County Borough Council
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend. CF31 4WB
Email: talktous@bridgend.gov.uk | Tel: 01656 643 643


Bridgend Foodbank

Tel:01656 762 800 to speak to Bridgend Citizens Advice, a referral agency partner of Bridgend Foodbank, who will be able to issue you with a food voucher if necessary.

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.


Bridgend Involvement Group
Email: bigbridgendlc@gmail.com | Tel: 07541 691 689 | Tel: 01656 763117

The Bridgend Involvement Group (B.I.G.) is a group of volunteers from Bridgend County Borough who are service users or ex-service users, working towards improving the quality of service provision. We provide advice, assistance and support to drug and alcohol service users within the area, helping them to make the right choices. We also contribute to local substance misuse service development in partnership with service providers.


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.


British Red Cross
Email: contactus@redcross.org.uk | Tel: 0344 871 11 11

For help during the coronavirus pandemic call: 0808 196 3651

We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world, get the support they need if crisis strikes.


Bullying UK
Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Part of Family Lives. Listening, Supportive, Non-Judgemental

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CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

Tel: 01656 674 951 (Ty Lidiard)

Tel: 01443 443 008 (Tonteg Hospital)

CAMHS is a team of professionals with different backgrounds, skills and training relevant to the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. They provide support to children and young people and their families in a number of ways including talking therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapies and family therapy. Referrals to CAMHS can come from a range of professionals including GPs, Children’s Services and Paediatrics.

Depending on the needs of the patient, support and services could be delivered in the community by GPs, Schools, Social Workers, Youth Workers, Voluntary Agencies, Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists and Social Workers.


Calan DVS
Tel (Bridgend Office): 01656 766 139
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.


CALM
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male.  Suicide is now the single biggest cause of death in men aged 20 – 49 in England and Wales.


Care Choices
Information about finding care and support for adults and elderly relatives. Website includes directory of care homes in UK regions, such as Bridgend


Care & Repair Cymru
Tel: 0300 111 3333
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 can live independently in warm, safe, accessible homes.


Carers Wales
Email:  info@carerswales.org | Tel: 02920 811 370
Caring will affect us all at some point in our lives. We’ll be here for you when that happens.


Cartrefi Cymru
Email: bridgend.enquiries@cartrefi.org | Tel: 01656 655 606
Cartrefi Cymru is a not-for-profit organisation that supports people in Wales to lead fulfilled lives, at home and in the community. Supporting people and building community in Wales. Putting people at the heart of our decision-making and support. Working to achieve the highest standards of service quality and ethical business behaviour.


CAVAMH
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

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? 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.


Cerebra
Email: enquiries@cerebra.org.uk Tel: 01267 244 200 | Helpline: 0800 328 1159

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.


Change Step
Email: ask@change-step.co.uk | 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.


Childline
Helpline: 0800 11 11
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
Email: info@childreninwales.org.uk | 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.


Citizens Advice (Bridgend)

Tel: 01656 762 800

Address: 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.


Clybiau Plant Cymru

Tel: 02920 74 1000

Clybiau Plant Cymru exists to help communities in Wales by promoting, developing and supporting quality, affordable, accessible out of school childcare clubs.


CMHT (Adult Community Mental Health Team)

Bridgend NORTH: Maesteg Hospital, Neath Rd, Maesteg, CF34 9PW | Tel: 01656 754 278

Bridgend SOUTH: 71 Quarella road, Bridgend, CF31 1YE | Tel: 01656 763 000

We provide a range of community-based mental health treatments and therapies for people who need support for their mental health issues. We take referrals from consultant psychiatrists, acute inpatient mental health wards and our mental health assessment team. If you feel that you need support from any of our services, speak to your GP to request a referral. Your local Community Mental Health Teams team will then do a thorough assessment with you to make sure you’re signposted to the right services. Together with you, we will create a care plan to support you in the best way possible.


Contact Zone

Email: andrea.thecontactzone@yahoo.co.uk | Tel: 07455 801 617

Address (Correspondence): PO Box 363, Bridgend,CF31 9NZ
Address (Centre):  The Contact Zone, Nolton Church Hall, Merthyr Mawr Road, Bridgend. CF31 3NH
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.


Counselling Directory
Directory of local counsellors


Cruse Bereavement Care

Email: morgannwg@cruse.org.uk | Tel: 01792 462845 | National 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. Cruse in Morgannwg covers Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot and Bridgend.

 

Cwm Ogwr Mens Shed

Cwm Ogwr Men’s Shed is similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. Taking part in many different activates including drawing, painting, woodwork and model building.
Come along and make our Men’s Shed your Men’s Shed. By providing ideas for other activities you would like to take part in.

 

Cyfle Cymru

Email: mail@dacw.co.uk | Tel: 01492 863 007

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.

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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).


DAN 24/7
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.


Depression Alliance
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.


Disability Wales
Email: info@disabilitywales.org | 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.


Diverse Cymru
Email: info@diversecymru.org.uk | 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.


Domino Therapeutic Recreation (WCADA)
Email: domino@wcada.org | 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.


Dystonia Society
Tel: 02077 933 651 | Helpline: 020 7793 3650
Providing support, advocacy and information for anyone affected by the neurological movement condition known as Dystonia

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Early Support
Useful links for childhood support


Elite Supported Employment Agency Ltd.
Email: information@elitesea.co.uk | 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.


Emmaus
Email: info@emmaussouthwales.org.uk
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
EPP Cymru provides a range of self-management health and well being courses and workshops for people living with a health condition or for those who care for someone with a health condition.


Equine Therapy Wales
Email: hannah@equinetherapywales.co.uk | 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

Address: Evergreen Hall, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AD
Email: evergreenhallbridgend@gmail.com | Tel: 07849 648 786

Evergreen provides a range of activities, classes and clubs to enrich the lives of older adults and their families. We nurture relationships between generations, keep people active and bring friends together, promoting a sense of wellbeing. Come and see for yourself - there’s a warm welcome awaiting you and the kettle is already on!


Eye to Eye Counselling
Email: info@eyetoeyewales.co.uk | Tel: 01443 202 940
Eye to Eye has been a registered charity since July 1995.

Eye to Eye Young People’s Counselling Service offers free and confidential counselling to young people aged 10 to 25 years in schools and the community in Rhondda Cynon Taf.


EYST - Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Wales

Email: info@eyst.org.uk | Tel: 01792 466 980

Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team aims to fill a gap in provision for young BME people aged 11-25 by providing a targeted, culturally sensitive and holistic support services to meet their needs.


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Family Fund
Tel: 01904 550 055

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 92,585 grants or services worth over £32 million to families across the UK. Our purpose is to improve the lives of low-income families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.


Fertility Network

Tel: 01424 732 361

Over 3.5 million people in the UK go through some kind of fertility challenge. Nobody should struggle alone. Whether you’re trying to conceive, going through treatment, or living without children, we’re here to help you. We know there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to fertility, so that’s why we offer a wide range of resources and support.


First Person Plural

Email: fpp@firstpersonplural.org.uk | Tel: 01902 810 082

National survivor-led association for ALL who are adversely affected by complex dissociative conditions to have free and easy access to a range of relevant specialist assessment, treatment, care and support services which offer the hope of recovery and an improved quality of life.


Food Shed
Email: info@thefoodshed.org.uk | Tel: 01656 734 393

We are a social enterprise offering a fresh meal delivery service 365 days a year in the County Boroughs of Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot.


Foothold Project
Email:  footholdadministrator@relatecymru.org.uk | Tel: 01792 454 413
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. Please note that we are not able to advise people directly on their personal circumstances.


FRANK
Helpline: 0300 123 66 00 or Text: 82111
Need to know about drugs? Talk to FRANK.

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Gamblers Anonymous UK
Email: info@gamblersanonymous.org.uk | Tel: 0330 094 0322 (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.


Gingerbread
Tel: 0207 428 5400

Gingerbread provides advice and practical support for single parents.

Gypsies and Travellers Wales

Email: info@gtwales.org.uk | Tel: 02920 214 411

We support and enable Gypsies and Travellers to achieve an equitable and high quality standard of living


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Hafal
Email: hafal@hafal.org | Tel: 01792 816 600

Hafal is a Member-led Charity, covering all of Wales, that supports people with mental health problems – with a special emphasis on those with a serious mental illness – and their carers and families. We also support others with a range of disabilities and their carers and families.


Headway
Email: helpline@headway.org.uk | Helpline: 0808 800 2244

Brain injury can challenge every aspect of your life – walking, talking, thinking and feeling – and the losses can be severe and permanent. It can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were. Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services.


Hearing Voices Network Cymru
Email: info@hearingvoicescymru.org

Hearing Voices Network Cymru was founded in 2001, it exists to raise awareness of hearing voices from a variety of perspectives. There are locally based Hearing Voices Groups across Wales.


Home-Start
Email: info@homestartcymru.org.uk | Tel: 02920 360 876

Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.


Homestyle Care
Email: residential@homestylecare.co.uk | Tel: 01656 333 023

Homestyle Care Limited provides a homely environment offering personal care for people 18+ with learning difficulties. Our aim is to create an environment which will provide a welcome provision to Individuals who want to live independently while having the opportunity of varying degrees of support.


Hypnotherapy Directory
Search for qualified  hypnotherapists in your area.

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Include

Email: info@include-uk.com | Tel: 01792 814 792 (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm)

Include is a not for profit enterprise that has been providing free independent community support to offenders across Wales for the last 10 years, supporting over 2,500 people in this time to make the changes they want abnd need, to reduce reoffending.


Independent Age
Helpline: 0800 319 6789

Whatever happens as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms. That’s why, as well as offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.  

 

Internet Watch Foundation
UK Hotline for anonymously and confidentially reporting criminal online content.

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KPC Youth and Community
Email: info@kpcyouth.com | Tel: 01656 749 219 / 01656 745 399

At KPC we care about three things: our Youth, our Community and Change.KPC provides training, recreation, advice and support to help improve the well being of people living in Bridgend County. 


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Linc Cymru
Email: info@linc-cymru.co.uk | Tel: 0800 072 0966

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.

 

Llamau

Email: enquiries@llamau.org.uk | Tel: 02920 239 585
The leading homelessness charity in Wales who work with people to live stable, independent lives.


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Macmillan Cancer Support

Tel: 0808 808 00 00

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.


Meic
Helpline: 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
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.

Prevention is at the heart of what we do. Our knowledge, informed by rigorous research and practical based study, has been pioneering change for more than 70 years and we aren't afraid to challenge the status quo or tackle difficult or under researched issues.


Mental Health Matters Wales
Email: admin@mhmwales.org | 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. Services include Advocacy, Counselling, Eating Disorders Support, Self-Injury Support, Anxiety & Depression Support, Dementia services and more.


Mind Cymru
Email: info@mind.org.uk | Tel: 0300 123 3393 (Infoline)

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.


MindED
This portal contains a wealth of information for anybody working with children and young people’s mental health issues.


Missing People
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.

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National Autistic Society (NAS)
Email: nas@nas.org.uk | Tel: 0207 833 2299 (General Enquiries)

We're here to help the 700,000 autistic people in the UK and their families. Be it running specialist schools, campaigning for improved rights or training companies on being more autism-friendly, we are dedicated to transforming lives and changing attitudes.


National Careline
Helpline: 0800 0699 784

The National Careline provides support and information to the elderly, their carers and their families. We provide help and assistance by way of our free helpline 0800 0699 784, and website that offers lots of advice and information relevant to the needs and aspirations of older people.


National Centre for Mental Health
Email: info@ncmh.info

1 in 4 people are affected by mental health problems each year. We’re working to learn more about what causes these problems, from our environment and life experiences to our genetics and biological makeup. NCMH is working towards establishing an infrastructure in Wales  to better enable researchers to carry out high quality mental health research. By understanding the causes, we can work to develop better diagnosis, treatment and support for the future.


National Debtline
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.


New Pathways
Tel: 01685 379 310

We are specialist providers of rape crisis and sexual abuse support services for women, men and children. If you have experienced trauma, particularly from rape or sexual abuse, we won't judge and we are here to help’

Never suffer in silence, please contact us...


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.


NSPCC

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk | Helpline: 0808 800 5000

The NSPCC’s work is focused on helping those children who are in greatest danger and distress. Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood.


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Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Tel: 03442 640 670 or 02920 445 030 (callbacks available)

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales protects and promotes the rights of older people throughout Wales, scrutinising and influencing a wide range of policy and practice to improve their lives.


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PANDAS

Helpline: 0808 196 1776

We are here, whatever the weather, to offer hope, empathy and support for every parent or network affected by perinatal mental illness.


Parkinson’s UK
Email: hello@parkinsons.org.uk | Tel: 0207 931 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
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
Email: info@pasoc.org.uk | 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.


Platfform
Email: connect@platfform.org | Tel: 01656 647 722

Our mission is to be a platform for connection, transformation and social change and our vision is sustainable wellbeing for all.


POBL
Info@poblgroup.co.uk
We help you find a great place to live. We also offer any support you need to thrive. We're not for profit and our team are difference-making across Wales.


Pregnancy Choices Directory
Helpline: 0300 4000 999
Free confidential counselling, support, help and advice if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or have post-abortion concerns.


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.

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Relate Cymru

Tel: 0300 003 2340

Working to promote health, respect and justice in couple and family relationships.


Remploy
Tel: 0300 456 8067

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

We improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Our goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.


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SADA (Seasonal Affective Disorder Association)
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
SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.


Samaritans
Helpline:  116 123
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
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.


SelfharmUK/Alumina

Free online self-harm support for 14-19 year olds.


SHARE
Email: share@mhmwales.org | Tel: 01656 651 450
If you are aged 16+ and have self harmed or know someone who has, the SHARE self-harm peer support group is your opportunity to address the underlying issues of self harm and discus the treatments and support available.


Shelter Cymru
Helpline: 08000 495 495
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.


Single Parents Wellbeing

Single Parents Wellbeing is run by single parents for single parents. SPW is a compassionate, empowering and positive approach to being a single parents with a focus on wellbeing. We bust the stigma of single parents by using the power of our network to run SPW. Empowering single parents to get involved and empower other single parents too. We think single parents are superheroes.


SORTED
Email: sorted@mhmwales.org | Tel: 01656 651 450

SORTED is our peer 2 peer support to people with all types of eating disorders including their carers, families and friends.


Speakeasy Advice Centre
Email: info@speakeasy.cymru | Tel: 02920 453 111

Free legal advice across Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan, tackling social welfare issues including welfare benefits, debt, housing and employment law.


Splice Child and Family Project Ltd.
Splice offers a Family centered service which aims to support parents/carers to play and learn with their children, developing both children and families confidence and self-esteem. Giving children a better start in life.


Stonewall Cymru
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.


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Talking Connections
Email: talkingconnections@mhmwales.org | Tel: 01656 651 450

Talking Connections is the name of the Counselling Service, delivered by Mental Health Matters Wales, in the borough of Bridgend for people aged 18+.


Terrence Higgins Trust
Email: info.cymru@tht.org.uk | Tel: 02920 666 465 (Cardiff office)
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. We support FAN Groups. We hold weekly meetings in South Wales and further afield. A friendly and relaxed way for local people and those from around the world to meettalk and listen to each other. We sit in a circle, talk about our daily lives, our ideas and experiences.


The Recovery Letters
The Recovery Letters publishes letters online from people recovering from depression, addressed to those currently suffering.


The Well
Email: info@thewellbridgend.co.uk | 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.


ThinkuKnow

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.


Time to Change Wales
Email: info@timetochangewales.org.uk
Time to Change Wales is the first national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems.


Tourettes Action
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.


Traumatic Stress Wales

Email: ctm.traumaticstress@wales.nhs.uk | Tel: 01443 443 443 ext. 78100 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm)

raumatic Stress Wales is a national initiative that works through a network of easily accessible, locally based services centred around the people they are trying to help with streamlined care pathways to avoid unnecessary repeated referral and assessment. The initiative covers children, young people and adults, and is co-produced, co-owned and co-delivered by all relevant stakeholders, including people with lived experience of PTSD and CPTSD.


Trinity Care and Support
Email: info@trinitycareandsupport.org.uk | Tel: 01656 782 104
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.


Turn2Us
Helpline: 0808 802 2000
Free, confidential and independent financial support and information to people who find it hard going online. Due to the large volume of calls we receive, please try to use our website first.


Ty Elis Counselling
Email: info@tyelis.org.uk | 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.


Ty Hafan
Email: info@tyhafan.org | Tel: 02920 532 199

Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers care to children and support for their families, throughout Wales. We offer comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families in the hospice, in the community and in their home so they can make the most of the time they have left together. We allow parents and carers to relax and recharge their batteries. And we make sure the needs of brothers and sisters are never forgotten.


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Vale Mindfulness

Email: valemindfulness10@gmail.com

Vale Mindfulness delivers mindfulness training to help adults & chiildren to navigate busy, stressful & difficult lives.

 

Valleys Steps

Valleys Steps was established as a well-being charity to help people to help themselves. We promote an understanding of why things are the way they are and show how we all can take steps to improving everyday well-being. At the heart of what we do is our passionate belief that everyone should have the opportunity to learn ways of managing the common psychological difficulties that we all face at times in life such as stress, low mood and anxiety.

 

V2C Valleys to Coast
Email: thehub@v2c.org.uk | Tel: 0300 123 2100
We provide affordable homes to rent and buy across the County Borough of Bridgend in South Wales.


Valrec
Email: info@valrec.org | Tel: 01443 742 704

Valrec provides leadership and promotes good practice in the fields of equality, diversity and human rights. It is an organisation that works in partnership to deliver its objectives and to add value to the work of others. Valrec is inclusive, strategic, effective and efficient and 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

Each Local Health Board (LHB) 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.


Victim Support
Helpline: 0808 16 89 111
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.


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Wales Dementia Helpline
Helpline: 0808 808 2235
Support, information and agency signposting for anyone caring for a family member or friend with dementia.


Wallich (The)
Email: bridgend@thewallich.net | 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.


Wave Project
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.


WCADA
Email: info@wcada.org
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)

As the national membership body for voluntary organisations in Wales, WCVA exists to enable voluntary organisations to make a bigger difference together.


WEA
Tel: 0300 303 3464
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
Email: wtw@wales.nhs.uk | Tel: 01639 684 568

Based in Neath Port Talbot Hospital, the Wellbeing through Work team deliver the In Work Support Service across SwanseaNeath Port Talbot and Bridgend, in partnership with the Welsh Government and Swansea Bay University Health Board.


Welsh Refugee Council
Tel: 0808 196 7273

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.

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Y Bont
For many, Y Bont provides a life-line, enabling children with a disability to fulfil their potential.


YoungMinds
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.


Y-Centre Porthcawl
Email: info@theycentre.com | 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.

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The Zone

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.