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Torbay Family Information Service
For information about a wide range of information for families in Torbay who are either accessing services or looking for available groups, events, activities, advice and other support available.

Freephone: 0800 328 5974

Percy Palm 4 Parents
A support group for parents and carers of young children with special needs as well as any parent or carer who feels their child may have special needs. Every Tuesday 10am – 12 noon.

Address: Toorplay, 11 South Street, Torquay, TQ2 5AE
Tel: 01803 215189

Relate South Devon
Help for people with issues in their personal relationships.

4 East Street, Torquay, TQ2 5SD
Tel: 01803 297854

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
PALS ensures that the NHS listens to patients, relatives, carers and friends, answers questions and resolves concerns as quickly as possible.

For more information, see our PALS page.

The Oak Centre
The Oak Centre is a sexual assault referral centre (SARC) available to anyone who has experienced rape and/or sexual assault Devon wide including Torbay.

Tel: 01392 436967

The Depression Alliance
Depression Alliance is the leading national charity for people affected by depression. Through our vital information and support services we work to relieve and prevent this treatable condition so that no one has to go through it alone. We coordinate a national community of members who share support, understanding and friendship, and together we campaign to raise awareness of depression to make it a public health priority and ensure a better, brighter future for all. This group meets in Exeter once a month on a Tuesday night. For more information email

Tourettes Action
Devon Support Group Meetings.


Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.

Adress: Devon Parent/Carers’ Support Group The Mill on the Exe, Bonhay Road, Exeter, EX4 3AB
Tel: 07903 141663

CheckPoint Torbay provides a variety of information, advice, support and specialist intervention services to vulnerable children and young people.

Address: 7 Victoria Road, Torquay TQ1 1HU
Tel: 01803 290330

School Nurses
School nurses are a vital part of the community working with all school aged children and their families. The Torbay School Nurse Team is located at three bases within Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. If you are worried about a child or need more advice, contact your school nurse:

Paignton: Midvale Clinic, Midvale Road, TQ4 5BD | Tel: 01803 696775.
Torquay: Union House, 4th Floor, Union St, TQ1 3YA | Tel: 01803 219822 / 01803 219815.
Brixham Hospital: Greenswood Road, TQ5 9HN | Tel: 01803 696775.

Children in Grief
Children and Families in Grief provides practical and creative support for children and their families after the death of a loved one.

Tel: 01803 393917

Torbay Children’s Centre
Torbay Children’s Centres have centres in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham offering drop-in, workshops, Stay & Plays, Play Cafes, antenatal sessions and fun activities for families with children under 5.


Depression and Anxiety Service
The Depression and Anxiety Service is known as a psychological therapy service and is for people who are 18 years and over who are feeling stressed, anxious, low in mood or depressed. Your GP can refer you or you can refer yourself and we will let your GP know. You can refer yourself by contacting the Torbay Depression and Anxiety Service.:

Tel: 01803 696 600

Young Carers
Who are Young Carers? A young carer is someone under the age of 18, whose life is affected by caring. The person being cared for may have a disability, long-term illness, mental ill-health, or a drug or alcohol problem. The person being cared for is usually a parent, sibling or other family member.

Tel: 01803 208657
Fax: 01803 208226

South Devon Aspergers Group
We are a voluntary self-help group located on the outskirts of Newton Abbot, providing help and support for children / young adults aged 5 – 18 years with an Autistic Spectrum Condition and their families in the Teignbridge, Torbay and South Hams areas.

Tel: 07719 414729

The Cygnet Programme
A programme for parents, carers and professionals of children and young people with an autistic spectrum condition.

Tel: 01392 267211

Torbay Domestic Abuse Service (TDAS)
If you live in Torbay and need information, advice, a safe place to go or emergency accommodation for you and your children telephone 01803 698869.

Tel: 01803 698869

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