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Urgent Mental Health Support

TALKWORKS is not an emergency or crisis mental health service. If you are experiencing mental health distress or are worried about someone else’s emotional state - support is available from the Devon Partnership NHS Trust’s First Response Service. This is a 24/7 Urgent Mental Health Helpline and can be accessed by calling 0808 196 8708. If you live in Plymouth please call 0800 923 9323. It's important to get help quickly.

If you are deaf or use British Sign Language (BSL) then please contact Devon Partnership Trust by using their video relay service between 8am and midnight.


Other organisations who can help

Mental Health Matters Devon provides a 24 hour, 365 days a year mental health helpline by calling 0800 4700317.

The Moorings can provide telephone advice and out of hours mental health support from three locations across Devon (Barnstaple, Exeter and Torquay).

Samaritans are available 24/7. They offer a supportive conversation around a whole range of mental health issues and also offer a call back service and follow up calls. You can contact them at any time if you are in need of support.

Staying Safe - This site provides vital 'safety plan' tools and guidance to help people cope with emotional distress. It also offers ways to help keep people safer from thoughts of harm and suicide, seek support and discover hope of recovery through powerful videos from people with personal experience.


For further support, please contact Devon Partnership Trust. You are not alone.