Can we meet your needs?

TALKWORKS is Devon’s NHS Talking Therapies Service. We are a free service for people over the age of 18, who are registered with a GP in Devon (excluding Plymouth as this is covered by Plymouth Talking Therapies).

TALKWORKS is not able to offer treatment for all mental health problems and is not a crisis response service. Before making an online self-referral, please read the information below to check that TALKWORKS can best meet your needs.



We are able to help with:

  • Low mood and depression
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Stress (including work-related stress)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Excessive worry
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety in social situations
  • Health anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Mild to moderate binge eating disorder or bulimia
  • Prolonged and unresolved grief
  • Difficulties coping with a long term physical health condition
  • Stress, anxiety or low mood related to pregnancy or after having a baby
  • Stress related to menopause
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We are not trained to help with:

  • People experiencing a mental health crisis (if you need emergency mental health support, please visit the Devon Partnership NHS Trust website)
  • People who have plans or intent to significantly harm themselves, or other people, or who have recently harmed themselves or others
  • People whose primary problem relates to an ongoing abusive relationship or a very unstable home environment
  • People who are rough sleeping
  • People who are waiting for, or are already receiving, help from a specialist mental health service such as a Community Mental Health Team

People whose primary problem is:

  • Bipolar disorder or cyclothymia
  • Psychosis or schizophrenia
  • Related to the symptoms of a personality disorder
  • Anorexia and other restrictive eating disorders
  • Dementia
  • A severe learning disability
  • Dependence on drugs and/or alcohol
  • Problem gambling or other addictions
  • Very complex post-traumatic stress disorder
  • A marriage or relationship problem or breakdown
  • Difficulties with emotional regulation, anger and/or impulsive behaviour


If you think TALKWORKS is the right service to meet your needs you can self-refer online or call us on 0300 555 33 44 (our phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am - 4:45pm).

If you are unsure about whether TALKWORKS is the right service for you and would like to speak with a clinician, please call us on 0300 5553344 or email

If you use British Sign Language (BSL) you can contact us via Interpreters Live, Monday to Friday 9am to 4.45pm.



Get Help

Call us on 0300 555 3344

Here at TALKWORKS, we’re here to help you feel better about life, and to help you feel like yourself again. Whether you’re dealing with an overwhelming life event, having sleepless nights or struggling with anxiety, we are here to help. You can self-refer to our service and a member of our team will then be in touch to arrange an initial appointment. TALKWORKS is not able to provide a crisis response service. If you need help urgently, you can access emergency mental health support information on our website.