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Mental Health

Accessing mental health services

Who to contact if you feel you need help for your mental health or are concerned about someone’s mental health, both adults and children.

Adult mental health services are provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT) and in Plymouth by Livewell Southwest.


If you are worried about your thoughts or how you are feeling, help is available. For help and advice, contact your GP. They will refer you for more specialist care if you need it.

I need help now

If you need urgent MH support or are concerned about someone’s mental health.

Adults – Devon and Torbay

Devon Partnership Trust – First Response Service (FRS) Urgent Mental Helpline.

If you are in crisis call 0808 196 8708 or visit their ‘I need help now‘ page.

Children and adolescents

Please contact 03300 245 321 during normal hours (8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday) or 0300 555 5000 outside these hours. Callers will speak to a call handler, their call will be forwarded to a voicemail service and their message will be returned within one hour.

For further information, visit: Devon Partnership Trust – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Adult out of hours crisis support

Mental Health Matters – age 18 and over.

Torbay and South Devon (also Exeter and Barnstable): 6pm – 12 midnight, Monday to Friday, and 12 noon to – 12 midnight on weekends.

For further information, visit: Mental Health Matters – The Moorings @ Devon.


Call the Samaritans on 116 123 or email

Adult and children and young people – Plymouth

If you feel worried about your mental health or that of a loved one or a friend, you can call the crisis line on 0800 923 9323.

For further information, visit: Livewell Southwest – First Response 24/7 Crisis Line.