With the help of children and young people, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) has created a brand-new website to offer useful information and resources on emotional wellbeing and mental health.
What information is on the site?
The new website is split into 4 sections to provide information most relevant to you. You can find information for children up to 12 years old, young people from 12-18, parents and carers of children and young people, and professionals.
The information for children and young people is split into 3 main sections: looking after my wellbeing, what’s going on with me, and my state of mind. You can click the links to find information and advice about particular topics like coping with change, handling the death of a loved one, and helping with having panic attacks.
When trying to find and get help, sometimes professionals in mental health and emotional wellbeing services use words that we don’t understand or find confusing. The new website includes a jargon-busting section that explains some common terms and abbreviations that the services use.
Need urgent help?
If you advice or support you need right now is not on the website, you can find help by clicking here. There is a list of free, local support services for you to access like Meic, an information, advice and advocacy helpline for children and young people across Wales.