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 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.
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 courses, apps, videos, audio, books 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.
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.
Live Fear Free provides easy to access, helpful confidential advice on a variety of matters which may be relevant to your situation. It is open 24/7, is free and will not show up on phone bills. The helpline provides help and support for anyone who is experiencing or knows someone experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence.
T: 03300 564456
Cyfannol Women’s Aid provides outreach services across Monmouthshire to support women who have experienced domestic abuse. Support can include practical help with safety planning, emotional support and help to access other services.
Dewis Cymru is the place to go if you want information or advice about your well-being – or want to know how you can help somebody else.
“When we talk about your well-being, we don’t just mean your health. We mean things like where you live, how safe and secure you feel, getting out and about, and keeping in touch with family and friends. No two people are the same and well-being means different things to different people. So Dewis Cymru is here to help you find out more about what matters to you.“
If you or someone you live with is disabled:
Disability Advice Project Wales has a team of dedicated and experienced staff and volunteers, who are here to offer information, advice and support on all disability issues. Disability Advice Project (DAP) provides an extensive Disability Advice Service which includes welfare benefits advice for disabled people their families and carers.
Help for Single Parents
There are a range of benefits and tax credits that can help you make ends meet as a single parent. It’s important to how things work and what you could be claiming to make sure you don’t miss out.
We’ve gathered up some of the most relevant advice and information for single parents to help you understand how benefits work. And our advice team is here to give you personalised advice through our helpline if you need it.
‘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.