Journeys is the only organisation in Wales whose sole purpose is to offer support and understanding to people affected by depression, their friends, families and carers. Journeys takes a holistic approach to overcoming depression through guided self-help, building the foundations for sustainable and long-term wellbeing.
Journeys provides information, practical resources, services and training that promote the development of skills and strategies to help people find their own route to recovery. We also co-ordinate a network of self-help groups.
Journeys also runs peer support groups in Wales for people experiencing depression and anxiety. These groups offer support where peers support one another with the issues they are facing. You will be able to share experience with others, who have similar issues, in a friendly, relaxed and confidential setting. There are currently peer support groups running in Cardiff, Barry, across Rhondda Cynon Taf, Methyr, Ammanford, as well as Llandudno, and Colwyn Bay.
We also run training and psycho-educational courses. These include Depression Busting, Mental Health Awareness, Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Stress Management and bespoke training on request.
We run counselling in Cardiff, which is free to those in financial hardship or living in hostel accommodation, etc, and £5 for low waged/students up to £15 for those fully waged. Counselling offers opportunity to share difficulties you may experience and you will be listened to fully.