Sources of help for Students (Wales)

If you are feeling down or distressed, or are worried about someone you know, you may find it useful to use the following help sources. They can also help you get more information or support on drug and alcohol use, for you or someone else.


If you are feeling extremely distressed, please speak to an adult that you trust as soon as possible.

Local Choices and similar services


Choices West
Drug and alcohol support for young people across Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire

Tel: 01554 755779


N-Gage (Gwent)

Drug and alcohol support for young people across Gwent

Freephone: 0333 3202751


Choices Swansea
Drug and alcohol support for young people in Swansea

Tel: 01792 472002


Drug and alcohol support for young people in Merthyr and Cwm Taf

Tel: 01685 721991


Online help resources for families affected by drug or alcohol misuse




Help for anyone whose life is or has been affected by another person’s misuse of alcohol, through peer support groups

Freephone: 0800 0086 811

Association for Young People’s Health

Online guide for young people who want to support a friend through a difficult experience or upsetting feelings, or who want to ask their friends for help



Helpline for children and young people to discuss their concerns or problems in confidence

Freephone: 0800 1111.

Website containing information and advice:


Choices Cymru

Drug and alcohol advice, information and help for young people and their families in Wales



Charity providing support to the family and friends of people with drug or alcohol addictions, including specialist bereavement support for substance misuse-related losses

Freephone: 0300 888 3853


Honest information about drugs, and help and advice for young people relating to drug use

Freephone: 0300 1236600

SMS Text: 82111 followed by your question




Information and advice about any problem or worries for young people in Wales

Freephone helpline: 0808 80 23456

SMS TEXT: 84001



Mind Cymru

Welsh branch of the national charity dedicated to improving mental health across the country

Freephone: 0300 123 3393

SMS: 86463



Charity helping children growing up in families where a parent or carer is addicted to alcohol

Freephone: 0800 358 3456



There for anyone who needs someone, without judgement or pressure


PO Box 9090


Tel:  116 123