Side by Side -

An online community with MIND where you can listen, share, and be heard


A mental health charity that offers support, information, and resources

CALM (Campaign against living miserably) -

Confidential helpline and webchat 5pm-midnight everyday for anyone at crisis point. They also offer support for those bereaved by suicide.

Mental Health Mates -

A network of support groups around the country to help walk and talk with others suffering from mental health difficulties.

Beat -

The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity. They share information and helpful resources and offer online or phone support 365 days a year.

Good Thinking -

Based in London, a great resource for digital mental health support information, including help with free apps.

Depression UK -

A charity offering help and support to people suffering with depression.

Anxiety UK -

A charity offering help and support to people suffering from anxiety, stress, and anxiety-based depression.

Rethink Mental Illness -

A charity supporting those suffering with mental illness and the people impacted by this. They have helplines, offer carer support, and local peer support groups.

Victim Support -

An independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents throughout England and Wales. They offer a free support line 24/7: 0808 1689111

Refuge -

A charity supporting women and children in situations of domestic abuse and violence. They run the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, open 24/7: 0808 2000 247

No Panic Helpline -

Offers help with Panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders. They have a phone line open 10am – 10pm, 365 days a year: 0300 7729844

Samaritans -

A crisis service to anyone who needs help or are feeling suicidal. They offer a 24-hour phone service, call 116 123

Switchboard -

An LGBT+ Helpline, offering a safe space to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health, and emotional wellbeing. Phoneline open 10am – 10pm: 0300 330 0630.

Papyrus -

Prevention of Young Suicide charity. They offer Hopeline to support young people under 35 who might be considering suicide, or someone concerned about a young person. Phoneline open 9am – midnight everyday: 0800 068 4141.

Stay Alive -

A pocket suicide prevention resource with information to help you stay safe. For anyone considering suicide or worried about someone.

Part of Grassroots Suicide Prevention charity -

Zero Suicide Alliance -

A charity dedicated to preventing suicide, offering free suicidal awareness training online and lots of helpful resources and information.

Sane -

A charity providing services for anyone suffering from mental illness, and their families and carers. They offer emotional support by phone, email, and text.

Charlie Waller -

They offer support and education for young people around their mental health, with lots of resources.

Shout -

A free, confidential text service for anyone needing crisis support. Text 85258.

OCD Action -

They provide support and information to anyone affected by OCD.

APNI (Association for Post Natal Illness) -

A charity to help with post-natal depression. They provide resources and information and have a webchat service along a phoneline available from 10am – 2pm Mon – Fri.

The Mix -

A service for young people under 25, offering support for anything needed. Support is offered on the phone (0808 808 4994) or webchat 4pm – 11pm every day.

Hub of Hope -

A mental health support database, provided by the charity Chasing the Stigma. You can put in your location and see what help is available near you.


Local Resources

Pete’s Dragons -

A charity to help support people bereaved by suicide. Resources and support are offered as well as a listening service. Based in Exmouth.

The Moorings -

Within Devon, The Moorings is in Exeter, Barnstaple, and Torquay. A crisis support service offered out of hours, usually 6pm – midnight. Open for anything for a chat and a cup of tea, to writing a crisis plan. Open hours at the different locations vary so please check your local service.

Intercom Trust -

A lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity offering help and support throughout the Southwest. They offer a confidential helpline open 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday: 0800 612 3010 (or 01392 201018).

Open Door -

A community run project to support anyone who needs it in Exmouth. The Community café offers free hot meals during school holidays to children and families in need, and hot meals to people who are homeless. Projects include ICE, a mentoring service for young people struggling, Haven, a safe space for young people to meet, Men’s Shed and Parent Hub.


Exeter based charity supporting families to recover from domestic violence and abuse.

Mental Health Mates -

A network of support groups around the country to help walk and talk with others suffering from mental health difficulties. There are a few groups in Devon, and you can find contact details on the “Find a Walk” part of the website.