We’re here to help you with your worries, however big or small.

Whether you’re experiencing new stress or anxiety because of the coronavirus pandemic, or have longer-term issues with depression, anger or self-esteem, sign up to our free guided self-help service here.

Contact us today and within a week, we’ll be in touch to design a programme of support that’s right for you.

Supported Self Help is not an emergency service. If you need help now, please call Samaritans on 116 123.

Supported Self-Help (formerly Active Monitoring) is a six-week guided self-help programme to help you understand and feel more in control of your emotions. The programme uses workbooks and materials posted to your home address to provide you with all the tips and tools you’ll need to understand yourself better, and we’ll support you through the course with regular phone calls.

In your first phone call, you and your local Supported Self-Help practitioner will explore if the service is right for you. Together, you’ll agree a programme of support covering any of the following topics:

Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Low Mood & Depression
Low Self-Esteem
Managing Stress
Loneliness & Feeling Alone
Managing Anger
Coping with Grief and Loss
Understanding Menopause

Each week you’ll receive materials to help you understand and manage your feelings. These might include explanations of how and why we experience different feelings, a thought diary, or mindfulness techniques.

Download a copy of the Supported Self Help Flyer for more information about the service.

Supported Self Help Flyer

“The last few years have been terrible. I couldn’t see any way out of the black hole. Talking to the practitioner has made me feel so much better. I can now see my way again. Without this wonderful service I really don’t think I would be here now.”

See some FAQ about Supported Self Help below

You can sign up to this service by getting in touch with us, visit our contact page to find out how.

Supported Self Help can work alongside other treatment plans and our Supported Self-Help Practitioners will talk you through the programme and whether it’s right for you, in your first consultation. If you have different needs, your practitioner will be able to put you in touch with other services that might be able to help.

This is a service for anyone who feels that their emotions are getting on top of them, and this could be for many reasons. You do not need to have a diagnosed mental health problem to access this service.

Yes. Materials can be posted to you instead of emailed if you would prefer. This will be agreed in your first call with the Supported Self-Help practitioner.

Supported Self Help is a one-to-one (guided) self-help service not a counselling service. However, our practitioners use counselling based skills in their support. 

For information on counselling check out our page here.

Supported Self Help does incorporate some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) style tools but it also provides other kinds of support.

This is why we say Supported Self Help is CBT based.

Supported Self Help is delivered in partnership with other local Minds in Wales thanks to emergency funding from Welsh Government, WCVA and The Waterloo Foundation in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. For more information you can visit Mind Cymru’s website