Action for Children
Email: | 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.

ADHD Connections


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.

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

Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme
(incorporating The Zone Family Centre)
Email: | 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.

Bridgend County Borough Council Children's Social Care

Tel: 01656 642 320

We work with children and families to protect and support children, young people, and their families or carers, to live safe fulfilled lives. To do this we:

  • provide information, advice and assessment
  • help protect children from harm or neglect
  • provide more intensive support for some children and families

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

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.

CAMHS Resources

This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being. 


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.

Email: 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.

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: | 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

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.

Contact Zone

Email: | 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 for more information.

Early Support
Useful links for childhood support

Eye to Eye Counselling
Email: | 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: | 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.

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.

Email: | 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.

KPC Youth and Community
Email: | 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.

Links - Support for 16-25 year olds


Mental Health Matters Wales' Links group provides a safe and supportive space for young people and young carers aged 16 - 25 to improve wellbeing, gain confidence, access community resources and build social networks. The group runs Sundays 12pm - 4pm.

Helpline: 0808 802 3456
MEIC is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales.

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


Email: | 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.

SchoolBeat 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.


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

Small Steps


In today’s chaotic world young people are increasingly vulnerable to far-right voices. Our training, workshops and lessons aim to raise awareness of the far right and tackle radicalisation. Our team includes former members of numerous far‐right organisations and professionals who help people walk away from hate so we understand what it is like to be involved in extremism or have someone you love, become an extremist. Using our unique inside knowledge we provide a no holds barred insight into the far‐right and use our lived experiences to provide training to others to reduce extremism.

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.


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

Ty Hafan
Email: | 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.

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.

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

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: | 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.