If you're in crisis and need urgent help, please visit our page on getting support in a mental health crisis.
Your mental health influences how you think, feel, and behave. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks.
When you first think about approaching mental health services it can seem quite daunting. Who do you go to first? What will they do? How much control will you have? Will it work? You know where you want to get to - feeling well - but you don't know how to get there.
Many people’s mental health support needs can be met through their doctor's surgery, I CAN Community Hub, self-help group or Primary Care Mental Health Service. But some people may require further support. You may find yourself referred to a Community Mental Health Team.
If you are referred to a Community Mental Health Team, this does not mean that your problems are worse than other people's, or that you will take longer to get better. It just means that you may need more specialist help to support you to recovery.
‘North Wales Space’ is an online peer support community that offers people valuable opportunities to speak openly about mental health, connect with others in similar situations and receive useful information on services across the region.
It is funded by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and is part of the Clic online platform established by Hafal in 2016 to provide better support for people with mental health problems and their carers in Wales.
Visit the North Wales Space website for further information.