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Managing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace


This section brings together a range of mental health support services, for both managers and employees, across Wales.

Managing With Compassion

Even with the best preventive plans in place, employees can have times in their lives which are unsettling and stressful and test their ability to cope or adapt. Managers play an important role in supporting their staff and signposting them to additional help as required. Thus it is important that managers are given the time, training and support to fulfil this role.


Mental Health Support Across Wales

Different services are available in different parts of Wales. Each health board (find your health board below) provides information about accessing mental health support in its area and the following websites can be a useful starting point for signposting employees to local services as well as self-help resources:

Health Boards in Wales Available Mental Health Support

Aneurin Bevan Health Board 

Responsible for NHS services in:

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Caerphilly
  • Monmouthshire
  • Newport
  • Torfaen

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board 

Responsible for NHS services in:

  • Anglesey
  • Gwynedd
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Wrexham
Mental health hub

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Responsible for NHS services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.


Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board 

Responsible for NHS services in:

  • Bridgend
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
Community support hub

Hywel Dda University Health Board 

Responsible for NHS services in:

  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Pembrokeshire
IAWN (Information, awareness and wellbeing now)

Powys Teaching Health Board 

Responsible for NHS services in Powys.

Mental health services during COVID-19 and Powys mental health information service

Swansea Bay University Health Board 

Responsible for NHS services in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, as well as some specialist regional services.

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Self-help Support

The following list details a range of self-help support that can be accessed by employers and employees across Wales.



In Work Support Services

In work support services enable employees to access free and rapid access to confidential therapies to support their mental and physical health and wellbeing. Some of the services listed below are only available in some parts of Wales as indicated.