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Please be aware that due to the current situation in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) all face to face open access groups such as Stress Control and ACT-ion for Living, and referral groups such as Living Life to the Full are now suspended until further notice, however there are online alternatives - please see the corresponding pages for details. For more information and resources please see

Mental health self help resources

Taking a look at self help resources can often be the first step. We recommend a series of 23 self help leaflets which can be accessed by clicking on the image below. 

Self Help Leaflets

The Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Primary Mental Health Support Service has produced a number of specific pages with links to useful resources:


Other Resources
There are a variety of other web-based resources recommended, some of which are listed below:

General information about various mental health problems, as well as techniques that focus on a cognitive behavioural approach to managing difficulties such as anxiety or depression.

Living Life to the Full is a life skills course that aims to provide access to high quality, practical and user-friendly training in life skills.

This site is designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them.

Book Prescription
Book Prescription
Book Prescription Wales is a scheme that aims to help people with mild to moderate emotional problems to make use of high quality self-help books that have been specially selected by psychologists and counsellors working in Wales. Your GP or health
 professional can prescribe a therapy book which is available to borrow from any branch library across Wales. For more information please see: Book Prescription Wales.

National Exercise Referral Scheme
This Welsh Government funded scheme is designed to provide opportunities to exercise that are fun, rewarding and that can be incorporated into everyday life. For more informati
on please see: 

You can also contact Jamie Lane at Barry Leisure Centre on 01446 403000 for Vale of Glamorgan referrals or David Penikett at Western Leisure Centre on 02920 872924 for Cardiff referrals.