If you live in Wales or speak Welsh and are struggling with your mental health and need to talk to someone, there is always someone there who wants to listen. Use these free helplines and listening services for information, support and advice:

If you live outside of the UK please visit findahelpline.com for support lines in your area.

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Samaritans

Samaritans offer a confidential helpline for those struggling with their mental health. 

Call 0808 164 0123 for the Welsh language line.

Open 7 pm to 11 pm, every day. 

Find out more about the Welsh language services on the Samaritans website.

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NHS Wales

NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day.

Phone 0845 46 47 (2p per minute) or NHS 111 for free.

Find out more on the NHS Wales website.

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C.A.L.L. 

C.A.L.L is a confidential listening and support service for people living in Wales who are concerned about their mental health.

Call 0800 132 737 for text HELP to 81066.

Open 24 hours, every day.

Find out more on the C.A.L.L. website.

If you would rather speak to someone who is trained to understand your demographic group, use these helplines that have been developed with specific groups in mind: 

Ethnic minorities

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Lein Gymorth BAME Cymru

The BAME helpline offers support, guidance, and information for anyone living in Wales and identify as Black, Asian, or from a minority ethnic group. This includes mental health, health, work, education, or housing.

Call 0300 222 5720 free or text 07537 432416.

Open Monday to Friday, 10.30 am to 2.30 pm.

For more information, visit BAME Wales website.

LGBT+

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LGBT+ Cymru

The LGBT+ Cymru Helpline offers advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities living in Wales.

Call 0800 917 9996 free or email info@lgbtcymru.org.uk for more support.

Open every Monday, 7 pm to 9 pm.

Find out more on the LGBT+ Cymru website.

Young adults

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Meic Cymru

Meic Cymru is a confidential, free helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 living in Wales.

Call 0808 802 3456 or text 84001 for more support.

Find out more on the Meic Cymru website.

If you would rather talk to someone who is trained to understand your specific concern, circumstance or issue, use these helplines for tailored support and advice:

Financial concerns

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Advicelink Cymru

Citizen's Advice offer Advicelink Cymru which is a helpline that provides support and information on quality welfare benefits, debt and employment for people living in Wales.

Phone 0800 702 2020 free.

Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Find out more on the Citizen's Advice website.

Domestic abuse

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Live Fear Free / Llinell Gymorth Byw Heb Ofn

Live Fear Free offers a helpline for people living in Wales that have experience domesticd abuse or sexual violence.

Call 0808 80 10 800 free, text 07860077333 or, email info@livefearfreehelpline.wales

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Find out more on the Live Fear Free website.

Substance misuse

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DAN 27/7

Dan 24/7 is a free and confidential drug and alcohol helpline for people living in Wales.

Call the free 24/7 helpline on 0808 808 2234 or text 81066.

Find out more on the DAN 24/7 website.