Offers out-of-hours mental health support between 6pm and midnight to anyone aged 16+ in the Devon area, from three locations in Barnstaple, Exeter, and Torquay.
You can go in person, email or telephone the team for support. For more information please visit their website.
Useful online resources for individuals and friends of individuals struggling mentally.
Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity with great online resources.
They empower students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, support others, and create change, so that all in higher education can thrive.
Support for people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Phone: 03458 12 12 12
First Light is a charity supporting people in Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire who have been affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.
They run a an Independent Sexual Violence Advisory Service (ISVA) for Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Helpline: 03458 12 12 12
Find more information and resources on their website.
The Wellbeing Thesis
Online wellbeing resource for postgraduate research students.
An online resource for postgraduate research students to support your wellbeing, learning and research. It provides information to improve the mental health of Postgraduate research students.
Free NHS talking service.
Phone: 0300 555 3344
We are a free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service for people (aged 18+) in Devon (excluding Plymouth), helping you to feel better and giving you the tools and techniques to improve your mental and physical wellbeing. There is a self-referral form on the website where you can refer yourself for mental health support.
An online database helping you find local support for mental health issues.
The Hub of Hope is the world’s first of its kind mental health database bringing grassroots and national mental health services together in one place for the first time ever.
Using the location of web browser or mobile devices, the cloud-based web application allows anyone, anywhere to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue, from depression and anxiety to PTSD and suicidal thoughts, as well as providing a ‘talk now’ button connecting users directly to the Samaritans.
Rethink Mental Illness
Online resources about living with mental illness and helping others with mental illness.
Their services keep people living with mental illness safe and well in the community, prevent their needs from escalating, and help them live independently, access the information, support and care they are entitled to, and understand and exercise their rights.
Beat Eating Disorders
Online resource helping people affected eating disorders.
Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. They exist to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. They are a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.
They offer services in Devon (but not Plymouth), offering confidential, professional support to survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.
Visit their website for useful resources and information.
NHS Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS)
A free service for people experiencing mental health problems, a good alternative to university wellbeing.
A free service for people experiencing problems with low mood or depression, anxiety or stress. It offers a range of different types of treatments and therapies for people. You can be referred to the service through your GP, or you can self-refer using the online form or calling 01392 675630 for booking an assessment.
(Good to use if you need support and the university wellbeing services have a long waiting list).
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to them via online, social or their free, confidential helpline.
Tel: 0808 808 4994
Email and instant messaging also available via their website.