Patient Information on Mental Wellbeing projects All of the projects mentioned are free of charge unless explicitly stated. We hope you find this information useful & not too overwhelming. Social Prescribers can offer online or telephone appointments to discuss matters which may be impacting on your health & wellbeing such as bereavement, debt advice, depression, anxiety & isolation to name but a few. Self-referrals can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out their website for more information: https://www.rainbowcentrepenley.org.uk/social-prescribing Community Agents are available in Gresford, Marford and Rossett/Burton to help >50s feel less socially isolated, raise awareness of voluntary schemes which may help them and even offer practical advice of prescription collection issues & grocery shopping concerns. Contact details are as follows: Gresford/Marford Community Agent (Ruth Thompson): 07747 431607 Ruth.GresfordCommunityAgent@gmail.com Rossett/Burton Community Agent (Ali Pickard): 07421 138913 CommunityAgent@RossettCommunityCouncil.cymru Parabl Talking therapies offer therapeutic interventions for those >18yrs facing common mental health difficulties. Referrals can only be accepted by phone – Tel: 0300 777 2257. http://www.parabl.org.uk/ Mind is accepting self-referrals for their Active Monitoring service which provides a six-week guided self-help course on common mental health issues along with a weekly supportive phonecall from an Active Monitoring Practitioner. https://www.mind. org.uk/about-us/mind-cymru/active-monitoring/ Silver cloud is a brand new initiative launched by the health board which can provide access to free online mental health materials. You can sign up online for a 12 week course https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/health-advice/silvercloud-free-online-mental-health-therapy/ Advanced Brighter Futures Wrexham offers a range of innovative services for anyone experiencing mental health problems. They have an informative facebook page and self- referral forms can be submitted via their website for anything from wellbeing courses and parental resilience right through to mental health first aid training & suicide awareness. https://www.advancebrighterfutureswrexham.co.uk/wp/ Young Wrexham/The Info Shop is a one-stop (currently virtual) “shop” for issues commonly affecting 11-25yr olds. They deal with a variety of issues from homelessness, counselling and hunger through to advocacy and even postal test kits for most common STIs (via friskywales.com - >16yrs only). Check out their website & social media feeds for more info as well as advice on making virtual appointments. It is also worth considering if counselling may be available through your school, college or University through student welfare services. http://youngwrexham.co.uk/info/info-shop/ HWB is a free NHS Young Person’s mental health toolkit especially for those 11-25yrs suffering with their mental health. It can be accessed online via: https://hwb.gov.wales/repository/discovery/resource/e53adf44-76cb-4635- b6c2-62116bb63a9a/en. Other similar sites offering self-help but not just for younger patients include Moodgym (https://moodgym.com.au/) & Moodjuice (https://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/). CAIS is a local organisation that can help with counselling, rehab, residential treatment, peer support and employment interventions to name but a few of their wide-ranging services. Why not check out their website. https://www.cais.co.uk/ Those wishing to pursue private counselling may consider seeking a Practitioner through the BACP Website (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists). Practitioners registered with this body need to have achieved certain accredited credentials & prospective clients are able to search by postcode to discover the individual profiles of therapists including information on specialties & pricing. Prices start at £35. https://www.bacp.co.uk/ Financial hardship is a growing concern for many. Stepchange.org is a fantastic national debt charity and Wrexham’s Welfare Rights department can offer advice via email (email@example.com) or phone (01978 298255) on benefits you may be entitled to. Helplines: Call helpline: Tel: 0800 132 737 Text help to: 81066 Mental Health Helpline for Wales offering confidential listening and support service 24/7/365 Samaritans: Tel: 116 123 A renown national mental health charity once again offering 24/7 advice to anyone experiencing mental health difficulties or to anyone who is concerned about somebody they know who is affected They also have a fantastic Self-help app (https://www.samaritans.org/wales/how- we-can-help/contact-samaritan/self-help/). It doesn’t feature on the app store or google play but can be easily downloaded to your phone’s home screen via their website allowing you to create you own profile. From there you can develop an individualised safety plan as well as focusing on helpful tips & activites which can boost your mental wellbeing. A range of excellent downloadable self-help guides can be found at each of the following websites: http://wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk/booklets/ https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/ Why not consider these great apps, tried and trusted by thousands. Some may incur charges, see apps for details: Podcasts: Feel Better Live More: Highly recommended & renowned podcast covering all sorts of health & wellness matters from GP & Autho Rangan Chatterjee & special guests. Available via his website or your own podcast platform. Inspirational!: https://drchatterjee.com/blog/category/podcast/ We hope you find this information useful & feel free to get in touch if you feel there are any useful web sites which we should feature on this list. Updated October 2020.