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.
In a non-crisis situation free support and chat services include:
Moorings 24hr support line: 08004700317
Talk Works: https://www.talkworks.dpt.nhs.uk/, 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.
If you find yourself struggling with mental health issues and would like more help, click on a link below.
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.
Counselling Directory - to find local Counsellors and Psychotherapists in and near to Sidmouth.
Family Mediation - to find mediation services near to Sidmouth.