1 in 4 of us will experience mental distress at some point in our lives. Mild to moderate mental distress such as stress, anxiety and depression can be very debilitating and for some people it can lead to more serious problems if it isn't addressed. However access to talking therapies isn't always easy and waiting lists can be very long.
Mind Aloud was set up to widen access to talking therapies for UK adults living and working locally who may be experiencing mild to moderate mental distress.
Set on the beautiful island of Anglesey, we specialise in providing a calm and peaceful counselling space that reflects the healing nature of the local environment.
What we do
Mind Aloud provides confidential, face to face talking therapy and related psychotherapeutic services for anyone facing common mental health difficulties or challenging life events which may be impacting their emotional wellbeing.
In response to the government’s Covid-19 measures, we are currently only delivering online or via telephone counselling. To support our clients and volunteers to stay safe, all face to face services are currently suspended.
We understand that suspending face to face counselling may be a worry for some clients and we realise that online counselling won't suit everyone. However we are keen to continue to support our clients during this Covid-19 crisis.
We want to reassure you that we have your best interests at heart and wish to continue to support you during this period of uncertainty. We have therefore provided retraining to enable our staff to continue to provide counselling support online or via the telephone.
**Please note: if you have more complex mental health needs, please see the box below or refer to the crisis helplines page
How we fund Mind Aloud
Mind Aloud is a not-for-profit social enterprise. As a social enterprise, we raise funds through fees, donations, fund-raising activities and grants. Any surplus is reinvested back into the social enterprise to enable us to help more people, develop new products and services and improve knowledge and understanding of mental health. This pays for things like administrative costs, resources, volunteer training, supervision, CPD and expenses, professional membership fees, promotion of the services, ICT / internet costs, local room-hire, professional fees and lobbying for improved mental health services.
The following feedback has been kindly provided by clients regarding their experience of counselling at Mind Aloud. Reviews are reproduced with the kind consent of the individuals. Names have been changed to protect client anonymity.
I stumbled across Anita at Mind Aloud, when all of a sudden out of nowhere I needed help. Fear and weakness is what I felt when I reached out to Anita for help. But from the first minute of the first session I felt safe, no judgement and trust, the feeling of relief and release after every session was overwhelming and not for one minute did I feel like this was a waste of my time and money. Without Anita's help my life might be very different now, and not for the better. I will always think of the counselling room as my safe place and in the future if I feel that things are going wayward again I will be straight back. I have nothing but praise for Anita, it's a big brave step to admitting you need help but believe me it's the best thing I've done and I will always be forever grateful to Anita.