Heads Above The Waves shop in Castle Emporium

Cardiff Christmas gifts that Do Good Things – with Heads Above The Waves

We recently published our Guide to Local Christmas Shopping in Cardiff – with a comprehensive list of all the markets and indies we’d love you to consider when doing your Christmas shopping. But if you’re still feeling stuck, how about picking up some dope threads from Heads Above The Waves? They’ve had some new items just arrive in store, and if you’re looking for Merch with a Message, look no further!

Heads Above The Waves shop in Castle Emporium
Heads Above The Waves shop in Castle Emporium

Heads Above The Waves is a not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness of depression and self-harm in young people. They promote creative ways of dealing with the bad days, and run workshops with hands-on techniques. And they also selling really wonderful merch! So let’s have a look at the new bits…

HATW Embroidered fleece (perfect for chilly days)


Pastel lemon HATW beanie …


When All Other Lights Go Out tee

They’ve also got bags, enamel mugs, hoodies – loads of great gear! Go check out the HATW online store or stop into Castle Emporium.

We also like the ‘Things to try’ page on their website, full of tips for if you’re just feeling down or if you’re looking to stop self-harming – there are plenty of ways to distract yourself or replace the need to hurt yourself. They’ve put together a list from other people’s experiences. If something doesn’t work for you, try something else until you find some that do.

In the immortal words of Jerry Springer, take care of yourselves and each other.

Heads Above The Waves – website

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