Mental health support

12th May 2020

It’s important that we all look after ourselves during these extraordinary times, especially our mental health. If you need help, there’s plenty of support out there for you. 

Local support

Devon’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are offering additional 24/7 telephone support. Please contact 03300 245 321 during normal hours (8am-5pm, Mon to Fri) or 0300 555 5000 outside these hours.

Young Devon provide information, advice and counselling for children and young people over 11. If you need to talk to someone, please email wellbeingenquiries@youngdevon.org. Anyone already receiving support through Young Devon’s Wellbeing service should email yes.exeter@youngdevon.org or call 07935364652 and leave a message with your name and contact details.

The ChatHeath text line allows young people aged 11-19 a place to talk completely confidentially with a school nurse about any worries or concerns they may have. Text 07520631722.

Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling for young people.

Other support and guidance

Young Minds have a range of help and advice, including guide for parent’s on how to support your child during the coronavirus pandemic and advice for young people about how they can look after their own mental health.

Childline have a similar advice page on how to cope during lockdown and also offer a free counselling service online or over the phone.

Meanwhile, the NHS Every Mind Matters website has tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus and how to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home – you can even make your own Mind Plan.

Apps

Or you could try one of the following apps:

  • Clear Fear
  • Combined Minds
  • Calm
  • Headspace
  • Calm Harm

Our complete coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page is available here 

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