Here’s a list of people you can turn to for advice.

If you, or someone you know has seriously self-injured, please call 999, and seek immediate help.




YoungMinds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice.

Stamp Out Suicide

Positive Steps Forward in Suicide Prevention


Tel: 01708 765200


Confidential Emotional Support for Children, Young Adults and Adults

Mind, The Mental Health Charity



Tel: 029 20395123

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

National Self-Harm Network


Support individuals who self-harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life. Support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self-harm. Raise awareness of the needs of people who self-harm, dispel myths and combat discrimination. Empower and enable those that self-harm to seek alternatives to self-harm and further help where appropriate

Heads Above The Waves


Heads Above The Waves exists to help young people who are struggling with self-harm. They're here to let you know that you're not alone, that you can and will get better, and how to cope. You can find them on Facebook ,Twitter: @HATW_UK , Instagram: @HeadsAboveTheWaves, and on their website:


Need somewhere to talk? 11am-11pm


0808 808 4994


The UK's free confidential helpline for young people under 25. Get Connected is open every day, and provides help for any issue by phone, email, text and webchat. It also offers an online directory of help, WebHelp 24/7



0800 1111

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small.

MEIC (Open 24/7 365 days a year)


Free Phone/Emailing/Messaging

080880 23456

Text: 84001

MEIC is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales.

From finding out what's going on in your local area to help dealing with a tricky situation, MEIC will listen even when no-one else will. We won't judge you and will help by giving you information, useful advice and the support you need to make a change.

Samaritans (Open 24/7 365 days a year)


08457 90 90 90

(1850 60 90 90 in ROI)

We're there for people when they need us, which could be any time of day or night.

People talk to us for as long as they like, as many times as they like.

We don't rush, interrupt or push anyone out of the door. We let people lead the conversation at their own pace.

There's no waiting lists, and no assessments.

Mental Heath Foundation

logo-selfharm is the online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds in the UK. We provide non-judgmental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs.

Our straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day.



The pressures of student life can get pretty intense, and coupled with the changes that come with moving away from home, it can become an isolating and lonely time. These phone lines exist for students nationwide, with offices that are based in local universities. Nightline are there for you to talk about whatever's bothering you, and they're there to listen.

National Confidential Helpline


National Confidential Helpline - HOPELineUK

If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide:

0800 068 41 41

Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Weekends 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

More about HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41

Local Contacts in Monmouthshire

Don't forget that GPs are there to help with whatever problem you're having, whether it's a physical or a mental one. GPs are often able to refer you to counselling within your local area, if that's what you'd like. A doctor who's treated your family for years may have a better understanding of your situation, and be able to advise on the best steps to take.

Monmouthshire Mental Health Team 01873 735549

Mental Health Teams are responsible for the care and treatment of adults living in the community who suffer from severe and long term mental health problems.

Monmouthshire Social Services (Family Support Team - 01291 635669/ Children & Young People's Support Team - 01291 636355) (Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm)

Monmouthshire Youth Service - 01873 833200 (Gilwern Main Office) (Mon to Thur - 8:30 am to 5pm/ Fri 8:30 am to 4:30pm)



We are Monmouthshire Youth Service and we're here for you, whoever you are and wherever you are from. Our welcoming staff will be happy to help, support and advise you and address your individual needs.

Monmouthshire Education Services (including education psychology and behavioural support) - 01633 644512

Provides advisory and consultative work with parents, schools and other agencies, and assessment and intervention to ensure best outcomes for Monmouthshire children and young people.

Monmouthshire Family Intervention Service - 01633 644527 (Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm)

MonFIS (a part of Monmouthshire County Council) is a free, impartial service available to parents, carers, families and professionals throughout Monmouthshire.


Gwent CAMHS  01633 436831 (Mon to Friday - 9am to 5pm)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) offers assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.

Gwent GP Out of Hours service  0845 6001231

This service aims to provide medical advice and treatment for urgent problems (when the patient or carer feels that their health problems cannot safely wait until they cannot safely wait until they can contact their own GP or practice nurse.

Monmouthshire Social Services Out of Hours  0800 328 4432 (Mon to Thur - 5pm to 8:30pm/ Fri 4:30pm until Mon 8:30am)

We Provide an emergency service outside of normal office hours. This service deals only with emergency situations that cannot wait until the next day.

Gwent Police (General Enquiries - 01633 838111/ Non-Emergency - 101)

Gwent Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the local authority areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen in southeast Wales.