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Nightline is open most nights of term.

Need to talk when we're closed, or want to access more help? Find out about other services below.


Every day, all day 

Phone: 116 123

Find more resources on their website.

Samaritans provide a confidential listening service. Open 24 hours, 365 days a year.

Call 116 123 for free. You can also get in touch over email, by writing a letter or visiting your local branch.


Every day, all day 

Text 'Shout' to 85258

Find more resources on their website.

Crisis text line.

Text ‘Shout’ to 85258 for free on networks owned by EE, O2, Three and Vodafone (includes BT Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile, iD Mobile, Sky, Telecom Plus, Lebara and GiffGaff.) 

Strut Safe






Find more information on their website.

Helpline to accompany you on your walk home.

Call 0333 335 0026 and someone will pick up and remain on the phone to you until you reach your destination.


Please note their opening times to the left.


Free NHS talking service.

Phone: 0300 555 3344

The 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. You can also be referred by your GP.

Find more information on their website here.

The Moorings, Devon

An in person service open from 6pm-12am

Find locations on their website.

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.


Every day 9am-6pm 

Phone: 0300 123 3393

Text: 86453

Infoline for mental health signposting. Open from 9am to 6pm every Monday to Friday. (except for bank holidays)

Phone number: 0300 123 3393

Text: 86453

Find lots of helpful resources on their website.

Papyrus - Hopeline 24/7

Prevention of young suicide helpline service.

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Their helpline is open 24/7, and offers confidential support and practical advice.

Tel: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860 039967

Email: [email protected]

Student Minds

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

Email: [email protected]

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. 

Hub of Hope

An online database helping you find local support for mental health issues.

A mental health database bringing together mental health services in one place.


Using the location of your web browser or mobile device, it can help you 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 you directly to 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.

Find helpful resources on their website here.

Devon Rape Crisis

Mon 6pm-9pm

Wed 6pm-9pm

Fri 6pm-9pm

Phone: 01392 204 174

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.

Anxiety UK

Helpline and text service open Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm

Tel: 08444 775 774

SMS: 07537 416 905

Anxiety UK is a dedicated, friendly and approachable charity that believes that anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression are treatable and manageable.


Their helpline and text service is open Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5.30pm.

Find more resources on their website.

Email: [email protected]


Online 'Cognitive Behavioural Therapy'

Provides online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is proven to be helpful in treating anxiety, depression, and stress. Available through the university Wellbeing Services via this link

The Mix 

Essential support for under 25s. 

Helpline: 0808 808 4994

Instant messaging service.

A national 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.


Phone open every day 10am-10pm: 0300 330 0630

More info on their website

Switchboard is a listening service for LGBT+ people available on the phone, by email and through Instant Messaging. They offer a  safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being.

Tel: 0300 330 0630

Email and instant messaging also available via their website.

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