If you’re finding things hard, we’re here to support you. You could be feeling more in control of your situation in just a few weeks.
Active Monitoring is a free, six-week guided self-help programme to help you understand and feel more in control of your emotions. It’s for everyone, but if you’re between 18 and 25, we’re especially keen to help.
We provide you with all the tips and tools you’ll need to understand yourself better and support you through the course with regular phone calls.
Active Monitoring is not an emergency service. If you need help now, please call Samaritans on 116 123.
In your first phone call, you and your local Mind Active Monitoring practitioner will explore if the service is for you. Together, you’ll agree on a programme of support covering any of the following topics:
Each week you’ll receive materials to help you understand and manage your feelings. These might include explaining how and why we experience difficult emotions, a thought diary, or mindfulness techniques.
But you won’t have to complete these alone. A local Mind Active Monitoring practitioner will call you each week to talk about your feelings and help with any issues you have.
Thinking about your mental health or wellbeing might not be at the top of your list. But taking care of your mind is so important, and we’re here to help you do that.
“Mind were there when I needed someone to listen to me, and it’s exactly what I needed.”
Read Gemma's blog about how Active Monitoring helped her with her anxiety.
Fill in your contact details on this website, and one of our trained team will be in touch to talk through the service and how it can help you.
Active Monitoring helps by giving you insight into your mental health and practical ways to understand and manage your emotions. By the end of the course, you should better understand your feelings, why you are experiencing them and how to manage them, and feel more in control.
Active Monitoring can work alongside other treatment plans, and our Active Monitoring Practitioners will talk you through the programme and whether it’s right for you in your first consultation. If you have different needs, your practitioner will be able to put you in touch with other services that might help.
No. You can start Active Monitoring by filling in the form on this website.
This service is for anyone who feels their emotions getting on top of them, which could be for many reasons. You do not need to have a diagnosed mental health problem to access this service.
If we are experiencing high demand for the service, it might take a little longer than usual to get in touch. For more information, you can email [email protected].
You do not need to pay to use Active Monitoring. It is a free service, thanks to funding by the Welsh Government.
Yes. The service can post materials to you instead of emailing them if you prefer. You can let your Active Monitoring practitioner know you would like your materials mailed to you in your first call.
All the materials are available in Welsh and English. Where possible, we will partner you with a Welsh-speaking practitioner if preferable.
Active Monitoring is a one-to-one (guided) self-help service, not a counselling service. However, our practitioners use counselling based skills in their support.
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Active Monitoring is delivered in partnership with local Minds in Wales thanks to emergency funding from Welsh Government, WCVA and The Waterloo Foundation in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This Active Monitoring service is only available in Wales. For support in England, find your local Mind.