How long is the period of self-isolation in Wales?
In Wales, the length of time you are required to self-isolate for has been reduced from 14 days to 10 days, following this Written Statement from the Health Minister on 9th December 2020.
Mental Health – Local Counselling Services
If you need help with your mental health, here is a list of all local authorities’ counselling services.
Thanks to Welsh Government for putting this list together.
A list of organisations who give support and information
This page has a list of lots of different websites and services that give mental health support and information to young people and families.
See, Hear, Respond Wales
See, Hear, Respond Wales is here to help children, young people and families cope with the Covid-19 crisis.
They offer confidential online referral and have a free helpline.
The latest news
There’s a Newsround page which gives the latest information on the lockdown, and helps you if you feel upset by the news.
Meic can listen to you if you’re feeling worried and help you to feel better.
You can call them or chat to them online.
This is how their service works.
Childline can listen to your worries and help you to cope with them.
Here’s how their service works.
Papyrus is a national charity preventing young suicide across the UK. They provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person.
Basecamp Cooperative is a not for profit organisation run by volunteers. It provides free counselling to people affected by COVID-19.
The mental health charity mind has made a page for young people who are worried about coronavirus and want to know how to cope with changes to their lives.
Tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Young Person’s Mental Health Toolkit
The Welsh Government have created an online resource that will support young people with their mental health during this pandemic.
This toolkit will link young people aged 11-25 to websites, apps and helplines to help build resilience and support them through this pandemic and beyond.
Platfform4YP is a project made by young people for young people. This website gives young people the chance to have their voices heard and to share their stories and ideas with each other and the world.
It’s regularly updated with content to help you with your mental health.
Llamau – Youth Homelessness
If you are at risk of homelessness and in need of support, call Llamau’s Youth Homeless Helpline.
Abuse and safety
There are many different types of abuse.
Childline’s website explains what some different types of abuse mean and how to get help and support.
NSPCC Report Abuse in Education Helpline
This is special NSPCC helpline for children and young people who have experienced abuse at school, including sexual harassment. You can also speak to someone at the helpline if you are worried that this is happening to someone else, have seen it happening or been involved in any way.
Calls to the helpline are FREE:
Or you can send an email:
Staying Safe Online
From dealing with cyberbullying to taking care of your digital footprint, this guide from Childline has lots of information to help you take good care of yourself online.
Hwb has an Online Safety section which includes lots of tips about how to stay safe online and how to get harmful online content removed.
Handling mixed emotions during the pandemic
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has created a useful poster about managing the difficult emotions you might feel during the pandemic. Click the link below to download the poster.