Mental Health Advice

Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan works, independently and alongside us in the Western Vale Family Practice, with people who experience mental distress, to help them achieve and maintain a more fulfilling life and to play a full and equal part within the community. Our shared vision is of a society that promotes good mental health and that treats people fairly, positively and with respect.

Mind offers a six week course of guided self-help, on a one-to-one basis. There are nine different courses offered, each looking at different areas. Each course teaches skills and techniques to enable people to cope differently with the effects of their mental health. All courses are broken down into a number of modules which are given in the form of workbooks each week. You will meet with the staff member once a week for a short meeting to discuss how you are getting on and to collect your next modules for the following week.The nine courses are: Assertiveness, Self Esteem, Depression, Panic, Worry, Perfectionism, Procrastination, Social Anxiety and Distress Intolerance. 

Assistance with practical matters is also offered. Through the use of the Recovery Star, a holistic recovery-focused tool, practical problems in a person’s life can be identified. A measuring tool known as the CORE 34 is also used to monitor progress and outcomes. Social Prescribing and referrals to many other services can then be made. Issues including debt advice, employment advice, careers advice and many others can be identified and dealt with in this way.

If you feel that you would benefit from working with Mind in the Vale please complete the online referral request form below.

Alternatively you may wish to discuss your mental health challenges with our in-house mental health support worker. If you do, please request an appointment via the request form below. 

Website:                                          National Website:

Telephone: 01446 730792                                                             National Telephone: 0300 1233393           Text: 86463

Email:                                          National Email:

Other support services

C.A.L.L. helpline

Offers emotional support and information / literature on mental health and related matters to the people of Wales. Anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend can access the service. C.A.L.L. Helpline offers a confidential listening and support service.

Telephone: 0800 132737

Text "Help" to 81066



Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.


Telephone: 0300 5000 927



Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.


Telephone: 116 123 (free) 0808 1640123 (Welsh language line)