Mental Health Support

Young people should look at our separate page YPMH


Mental Health services in Devon (Devon Partnership Trust

First Response contacts for crisis situations: 

  • Exeter, East and Mid Devon: 01392 674989

  • Teignbridge: 01392 388266

  • South and West Devon: 01752 692692

  • North Devon: 01271 443222

If someone is in urgent need of mental health support, you can call the First Response urgent Mental Health helpline on 0300 555 5000.

Sid Valley GPs' Practice and HOMS Mental Health Team

The three GP Practices of Sid Valley, Honiton and Coleridge in Ottery St Mary (HOMS) have formed a Primary Care Network to share services. A clinician from any of the three practices can refer patients to the PCN Mental Health Team, details of which are HERE  

In a non-crisis situation self-refer to free support and chat services include:

  • Moorings 24hr support line: 08004700317

  • Talk Works:, or call 03005553344 

  • Mindline: 0300 330 5464

  • Saneline: 0300 304 7000

  • Silverline (older person 60+): 0800 470 8090

Every Mind Matters

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. The NHS website Every Mind Matters has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Sid Valley Help befriending

Sid Valley Help is supporting people who are lonely with regular telephone conversations. Some of our volunteers have previous experience as counsellors or with end of life, bereavement or dementia support and we are deploying them as required. However we know that many lonely people are reluctant to ask for support so if you know someone who might find befriending helpful please encourage them to contact us.

Other services:

Online courses   

Public Health England has produced a free short online course for psychological first aid (PFA) training to help people with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19. It takes an hour a week for three weeks and is available at the FutureLearn website HERE.