Life can be stressful and challenging at times. Throughout our lives there will be moments where we need help with our mental health and it is vital that we know where to turn.
In addition to our mental health, we should not forget about our mental well-being day-to-day. To assist in getting the help you need and maintaining a sense of well-being we have collected some helpful links to local services and national services:
Shout is the UK's first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere
Samaritans is a listening service that can be contacted by telephone and email. They are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Telephone: 116 123
People contact Samaritans with all sorts of concerns and what might be a small issue to you may be huge to someone else.
You could be going through something new or have been struggling to cope for some time, either way, they're there if you feel you need some extra support.
If what’s getting to you isn’t on this list, please still get in touch.
Common reasons people contact Samaritans are:
• relationship and family problems
• loss, including loss of a friend or a family member through bereavement
• financial worries
• job-related stress
• college or study-related stress
• loneliness and isolation
• painful and/or disabling physical illness
• heavy use of or dependency on alcohol or other drugs
• thoughts of suicide
They won’t make decisions for you, and they'll support the decisions you make.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
CALM is aimed specifically at men. Their helpline is open between 5 pm and midnight every day of the year.
Telephone: 0800 068 41 41
The Silver Line
The Silver Line is aimed at people over 55. The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK. Open 24 hours a day, everyday of the year.
Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90
Papyrus supports people under 35 who are struggling and people who are worried about someone under 35. Helpline is open between 2pm and 10pm on bank holidays and weekends.
Telephone: 0800 068 41 41
Budleigh Health and Wellbeing Hub
Improving and maintaining health and wellbeing for communities across Woodbury, Exmouth and Budleigh.
Talkworks – Previously Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS)
A self-referral NHS counselling service
Quiet Mind Centre
Are you experiencing stress-related illnesses?
Are you feeling depressed?
Are you on state benefit or on a very low income?
The Quiet Mind Centre is able to offer counselling, healing and other complementary therapies in return for a donation.
Community Mental Health Services
Click on this link for assistance with any of the following groups:
Community and urgent care mental health services
• Adult Autism and ADHD
Assessment of Autism/Asperger’s disorder and ADHD
• Children and Family Health Devon
• Depression and Anxiety (DAS)
For people with low mood/depression, anxiety or stress
• Drugs and alcohol
• Early intervention in psychosis
Specialist Early Psychosis Teams for 14-35 year old
• Eating disorders
The Haldon eating disorder service
• Gender identity
West of England Specialist Gender Identity Clinic
• Learning disability
Services for adults with a learning disability
• Older people
Organic mental illness or functional mental health problems
• Personality disorder
For mild, moderate or severe personality disorders
• Police, prisons and criminal justice
Liaison and diversion, street triage and prisons
• Pregnant women and new mothers
• Psychology and psychological therapies
Adult talking therapies and psychology services
• Psychiatry in acute hospitals
• Secure care
Open, low and medium secure care at Langdon, Dawlish
• Talking Health
For long-term health conditions
Mental health support for veterans