Links

List of useful links

CategoryOrganisationInfoLink
LGBTQ+2BUSomersethttps://www.2bu-somerset.co.uk/
BereavementBalloonsExeter, mid and East Devon

Offers a wide range or practical, emotional and social support to families
https://www.balloonscharity.co.uk/
Eating DisordersBeatNational

Studentline 0808 801 0811
Youthline (under 18 yrs) 0808 801 0711
https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/helplines/
Mental HealthBlurt FoundationNational

Great self help guides but also produce “Buddy Boxes” these are monthly self care boxes. You can buy a subscription or one off boxes for yourself, for a nominated person or just as a random act of kindness (Blurt will then select someone to receive a box).
https://www.blurtitout.org
Mental HealthCALMNational

Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35
Tel 0800 585858 (5pm-midnight daily)
https://www.thecalmzone.net
Online SafetyCEOPNational

All social media apps and websites have a report to service function and blocking tools. Use these functions if you receive any offensive / upsetting messages or images online

Report exploitation and abuse
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
BereavementChild Bereavement UKNational

Supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement

Helpline: 0800 02 888 40
https://www.childbereavementuk.org/
Domestic Abuse/ViolenceChildlineNational

A free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.

Helpline: 0800 1111

If you or anyone else is in immediate danger phone 999
https://www.childline.org.uk/
Pregnancy and Sexual HealthChoices Pregnancy CentreExeter

Tel: 07826 715377
https://choicespregnancycentre.co.uk/
Pregnancy and Sexual HealthCrisis Pregnancy CentreExeter

Confidential counselling and practical support

Tel: 01392 662122
Rape and Sexual AbuseDevon Rape CrisisDevon

Post-13 Devon Rape Crisis and sexual abuse services

Tel: 01392 204174
http://www.devonrapecrisis.org.uk/
Pregnancy and Sexual HealthDevon Sexual HealthDevon

Contraception and GUM
https://www.devonsexualhealth.nhs.uk/
Eating DisordersDorset HealthcareDorsethttps://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/our-services-hospitals/mental-health/eating-disorders/
Eating DisordersEating Disorders DevonDevonhttps://www.eatingdisordersdevon.co.uk/contact/
Drugs and Alcohol AbuseFrankNational

Live chat and 24hr helpline 0300 123 6600
https://www.talktofrank.com/
Mental HealthHeadlight Support GroupsDevon

Provides a friendly, non-clinical space for young people who are experiencing emotional and mental health issues and their families.

Phone: 07741 646 426
Email: headlight@actioneastdevon.org.uk
https://actioneastdevon.org.uk/about-us/projects-and-services/headlight
Mental HealthHeadspaceNational

A subscription based mindfulness/meditation service but they do offer a free trial
https://www.headspace.com
BereavementHope AgainDevon, Dorset and Somerset

Youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone
https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/
LGBTQ+Intercom TrustNational

Helpline: 0800 612 3010
https://www.intercomtrust.org.uk/
Mental HealthKoothDevon

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
https://www.kooth.com
Mental HealthMindline SomersetNational

Cornavirus Emotional Support

Mon-Fri 9am - 11pm, Sat-Sun 8pm - 11pm
https://www.mindinsomerset.org.uk

01823 276892
Mental HealthMindshiftNational

Mindshift app gives anxiety relief
https://www.anxietycanada.com/resources/mindshift-app
Mental HealthMood JuiceNational

Fast and direct acces to self-help resources
https://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/
BereavementMosaicDorset

Supporting bereaved children
https://mosaicfamilysupport.org/
MedicalNHS 111 National

Official NHS 111 symptom checker. Use this if you suspect you have Coronavirus
https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Mental HealthNHS Mental Health HelplinesNational

Lots of advice and links to other more specific websites
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines
Rape and Sexual AbusePost-16 Rape and Sexual Abuse LineNational

Helpline: 0808 800 0188
LGBTQ+Proud2BeSouth Devonhttps://www.proud2be.org.uk/
Drugs and Alcohol AbuseReach YPDorset

Tel: 0800 0434656 (option 2)
https://www.edasuk.org/treatment/dorset/sh/
Mental HealthSamaritansNational

Tel 116 123 FREE 24 hours a day
0330 094 5717 (local call charges apply)

Local information line 01935 478746
https://www.samaritans.org/branches/yeovil
Mental HealthSANENational

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
Tel 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm-10.30pm daily)
https://www.sane.org.uk
Rape and Sexual AbuseSARSASSomerset

Rape and sexual abuse support

Women’s helpline: 0808 801 0456
Men’s helpline: 0808 801 0464
https://www.sarsas.org.uk/helpline/
Pregnancy and Sexual HealthSexual Health DorsetDorsethttps://sexualhealthdorset.org/
Drugs and Alcohol AbuseSomerset Drug and Alcohol PartnershipSomerset

Tel: 0300 303 87 88
http://www.somersetdap.org.uk/
Mental HealthSomerset Mental Health HubSomerset

A variety of resources for both general mental health issues but also more specialist mental health needs
https://www.somersetmentalhealthhub.org.uk/directory/south-somerset
LGBTQ+Space Youth ProjectDorsethttp://www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk/
Domestic Abuse/ViolenceSplitzDevon

Delivering support services to adults and young people experiencing the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Splitz delivers services across south-west England

Helpline: 0345 155 1074
https://www.splitz.org/
Rape and Sexual AbuseSTARSDorset

Rape Crisis Support Centre

Tel: 01202 308855
https://www.starsdorset.org/
Eating DisordersSWEDASomersethttps://www.swedauk.org/
Pregnancy and Sexual HealthSWISHSomerset

Tel: 0300 1245010
https://swishservices.co.uk/local-services/
UK GovernmentNational

Latest Government Advice on Coronavirus
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
LGBTQ+X-PloreDevonhttp://www.lgbtqyouthdevon.org.uk/
Drugs and Alcohol AbuseY-SMARTDevon

Email: y-smart@devon.gov.uk
Tel: 0800 121 4751
http://ysmart.org.uk/
Domestic Abuse/ViolenceYoung DevonDevon

Largest young people’s charity in the South West

Helpline: 08082 810 155
https://www.youngdevon.org/about
Mental HealthYoungMindsNational

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Parents helpline 0808 802 5544 (9.30am-4.00pm Mon-Fri)
https://www.youngminds.org.uk
Domestic Abuse/ViolenceYoung Victims ServiceSomersethttps://youngvictims.wordpress.com
Domestic Abuse/ViolenceVictim SupportNationalhttps://www.victimsupport.org.uk
Rape and Sexual AbuseThe BridgeSomersethttps://www.thebridgecanhelp.org.uk