Do you need help now?

Getting Help

If your life is at risk right now, you feel you may attempt suicide, have seriously harmed yourself or feel that you may seriously harm yourself, you need urgent help. Mental health emergencies are serious and you are not wasting anyone’s time.

  • Call 999 immediately for an ambulance
  • Go straight to A&E if you can
  • Or call your local crisis team (details can be found on the attached)

If you need someone to talk to, there are several organisations you can contact – find details on the guidance sheet here.

Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams

01392 674988

East and Mid Devon
01392 674989

North Devon
01271 443222

South Hams & West Devon
01752 692692

01392 388266

01803 369562

Mental Health Helplines and Support

The Samaritans

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The phone number is free to call
Call: 116 123
Email: Jo@samaritans.org


Support line for teenagers and young adults (under 35) feeling suicidal.
Open weekdays 10am - 10pm,
weekends 2pm - 10pm, and bank holidays 2pm - 5pm
Call: 0800 068 4141
Text: 07786 209697
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Cruse Bereavement Care

Offering support to those in crisis following a bereavement.
Helpline open weekdays 9.30am - 5.00pm
(until 8pm Tues, Weds, Thurs)
Call: 0844 477 9400


Specialist mental health helpline.
Open daily from 4.30pm - 10.30pm
Call: 0300 304 7000


Organisation dedicated to helping men who feel suicidal. Helpline and webchat.
Open 365 days a year, 5pm - midnight
Call: 0800 58 58 58
Webchat via website: www.thecalmzone.net

Head Space

Offers an out-of-hours service for people who consider that they are approaching a mental health crisis. Based in Plymouth they provide a non-clinical setting where individuals can access peer support.
Open from 6pm - 10pm
Call/text: 07890 257614
Email: headspace@colebrooksw.org

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you've been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Open Mon to Fri, 9:30am to 5:30pm
Call: 03444 775774


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Open Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm
Call: 0300 123 3393


Childline is a free service for children and young people - here whenever they need support or advice.
Open from 24-hours
Call: 0800 1111


Charity supporting those affected by eating disorders.
Open 9am to midnight on weekdays and 4pm to midnight on weekends and bank holidays
Call: 0808 801 0677

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Open 24-hours
Call: 0845 7697555


Charity working with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
Open Mon to Fri
Call: 0808 8081111

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