WANT TO TALK

Nightline is open from 8am-8pm every term night.

‘We’re here to listen, not lecture.’

Need to talk outside of these times or want to access some more help? Find out about other services below.

Samaritans

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.

Shout

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.) 

Mind

Every day 9am-6pm 

Phone: 0300 123 3393

Text: 86453

Infoline available for 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.

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.

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.

FirstLight

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. 

Talkworks

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. 

Find more information on their website here.

Hub of Hope

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.

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.

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).

SilverCloud

Online 'Cognitive Behavioural Therapy'

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

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]

Papyrus - Prevention of young suicide

Prevention of young suicide helpline service.

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

Their helpline is open Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, Weekends 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Bank Holidays 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Tel: 0800 068 41 41

SMS: 07786 209697

Email: [email protected]

The Mix 

Essential support for under 25s. 

Helpline: 0808 808 4994

Instant messaging service.

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.

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