Mental Health

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Mental Health services in Devon are provided by the Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT).

We work in partnership with DPT and do not provide mental health services.

Help is available!

If your mental or emotional state worsens, or you’re in crisis or despair – or you’re worried about someone you know – help is available! It’s important to get help quickly. You’re not alone; talk to someone you trust. Sharing a problem is often the first step to feeling better.

  • Your GP can help you get the support you need.
  • You can also visit DPT’s urgent help pages.
  • If you need to talk to someone, there is a range of services to help- including 24/7 support and self-referral.

Mental Health Matters

  • Mental Health Matters Devon Helpline provides a 24 hour, 365 days a year mental health helpline on 0800 4700317 as well as telephone advice and support at The Moorings in Devon.


  • You can contact Samaritans who are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year by phone (free) as well as by email, text and post.
  • They offer a supportive conversation around a whole range of mental health issues including stress caused by isolation, financial and employment issues and alcohol and drug dependency.
  • They also offer a call back and follow up calls:
    Telephone free of charge on: 116 123
    Write: Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 90 90, Stirling, FK8 2SA


  • If you live in South Devon and Torbay – you can also contact Mindline on 0300 330 5464, 8pm – 11pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. When their lines are busy, or closed, their switchboard can connect you to their sister service, Samaritans on 116 123.


  • You can contact our TALKWORKS service, which is currently being provided by phone or digitally. Call 0300 555 3344 or visit the TALKWORKS website to self-refer, refer someone else or find out more about the service.
    Lines are open from 9am – 4.30pm, for people with mild to moderate difficulties.