Do you need help now?

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. 

Getting Help

Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams

Exeter, East & Mid Devon

North Devon

South Hams and West Devon



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

Free Support Apps

Mindfulness and relaxation

  • Stop, Breathe, Think
  • Headspace
  • Calm


  • CBT-I


Alcohol Management

  • Drinkaware


Stress and Anxiety

  • Stress and Anxiety Companion
  • Pacificia

Depression and low mood

  • Catch It