The Royal Devon does not provide mental health services, but there are lots of services available via the Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT).
It is important that you reach out for help and support - you are not alone.
You can self-refer to Talk Works, a free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service.
Further help and services
If you are worried about your mental health, or concerned about someone close to you, it’s important to get help and support as soon as possible. The first step is to contact your GP, who can help with diagnosis, prescribe medication if suitable and/or refer you to the right local mental health service.
I need emergency help
- If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please visit DPT's 'I need help now' web pages.
- The Moorings @ Devon offers out-of-hours mental health support to anyone aged 16+ in the Devon area, from three locations in Barnstaple, Exeter, and Torquay. Click here to find out more.
Children and young people
For children and young people in Devon, there are a number of websites and apps that can help if you're feeling down, stressed or anxious.
Further information and support - Devon
Devon Partnership Trust
DPT provide extensive resources and useful links for recovery and wellbeing - click here for more information. These include 'Five Ways to Wellbeing', mindfulness and relaxation techniques, and community resources in Devon, to name a few.
Devon Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Further information and support - UK
Every Mind Matters
We all experience times when we're struggling or not coping as we might like, or where our circumstances and life events make things extremely difficult and challenging. It's part of life, and sometimes it's OK to not be OK.
Our mental health is not fixed, it's fluid, and just as it can be affected by our life experiences, events and circumstances, there are things we can do to improve it and help others. There are simple things you can do.
Click here to visit the NHS's Every Mind Matters to take a quiz to get started today with a free plan, expert advice and practical tips.
If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier, visit the NHS Moodzone to get free help and advice.
We have a mood self-assessment quiz and audio guides to boost your mental well-being, plus advice and support on stress busting and feeling positive about yourself. We can also show you where to go for further help.
There's separate information on dealing with a mental health crisis or an emergency.
Mind is a UK mental health charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. There website is full of useful information, advice and tools to support people to improve their mental health and to find appropriate support during a mental health crisis.
Mind have produced a step-by-step guide to getting help, including what may happen and what you can do.
Op COURAGE: Veterans' Mental Health and Wellbeing Service
If you’re due to leave the Armed Forces, just left the Armed Forces or left many years ago, Op COURAGE is here to help. You will be able to speak to people who:
- understand the Armed Forces and military life
- are either from the Armed Forces community or highly experienced in
- working with Serving personnel, Reservists, Veterans and their families
- will work with you to make sure you get the right type of specialist care, support, and treatment.
The service can be contacted directly by yourself or you can ask your GP, a charity or someone else, such as a family member or friend, to do this on your behalf.
For more information, visit the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/opcourage or download an information leaflet.