The strain caused by money worries can have serious effects on a person’s mental health – and poor mental health can also make it harder to make good decisions about pressures in your life, potentially making money worries worse.  Getting some early help before the stress becomes too much to cope with can be good for both your mental health and your finances.  Below are some of the places that you can turn to locally that can provide help and support.

Mind Monmouthshire

Mind Monmouthshire asks: “Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, worried, are your emotions up and down?  Mind Monmouthshire are here to support you and your wellbeing.”  Mind Monmouthshire offers a confidential and friendly service including information, advice or someone to talk to about how you feel.  Benefits advice, including help to make new claims. A paid for counselling service. Virtual Zoom wellbeing groups and Active Monitoring guided self help.  The charity also offers Tenancy support and a Farmers’ Project to support the rural community.

01873 858275 Text 07950 889415

Melo Cymru

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board have developed this website with partners to look after the mental wellbeing of people living and working in Gwent, Melo Cymru.

We have gathered the best available free, self-help resources and put them in one place. Here you will find coursesappsvideosaudiobooks and websites to further support. All resources are free and in Welsh where available. The resources will help you develop new skills that will support you when life is difficult.

We hope you find what you are looking for here and perhaps discover new things.

Counselling for those affected by the pandemic in Monmouthshire

Established by a local community group, offering subsidised counselling to those in Monmouthshire impacted by Covid 19. Whether that’s due to direct impact by having had it themselves, or bereavement due to Covid19, or even conditions such as anxiety and depression exacerbated by the impact of lockdown. We have highly qualified and insured therapists ready to work online with clients. Some face to face appointments may be available too.  To apply for therapy please use this link: or for more information please email:

Basecamp – Counselling

‘Basecamp’ is an organisation based in Chepstow which provides free face to face and affordable online counselling to anyone in Monmouthshire from the age of 16 upwards.  Everyone who wants to use the service can self-refer. We welcome enquiries from anyone.

For more information visit: 

Or you can contact Basecamp on 07838255046 or through 

Community Connections: 

Community Connections befriending scheme can support people throughout Monmouthshire who are experiencing feelings of loneliness.  The team can offer friendly phone call for people of all ages who may be feeling isolated and would appreciate a friendly chat.