If you or someone else is at risk of death or serious injury, call 999 and ask for the police and/or ambulance immediately.

If you are in need of urgent or out-of-hours support, please refer to our Urgent Help page for a list of contacts.

If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment.

It's important to know that support services are available for you to access, whatever you’re going through.

Mental Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention Through Cricket

Opening Up Cricket are a charity run by cricketers for the cricket community which was formed in response to the death of Sefton Park CC wicket-keeper, Alex Miller, and a will to promote positive mental health in our sport.

As a result, the organisation was created with the aim of speaking to local cricketers about the experience of losing Alex in the hope that more conversations about this topic could prevent further tragedies.

Opening Up Cricket run a number of free, in person and online workshops and sessions to help clubs improve their wellbeing support.

Find Help with Devon Mind

Take the first step to better mental health today. Devon Mind are your local mental health charity. They have been fighting for mental health in Devon for over 35 years with campaigning and support services.

Find out how Devon Mind can help you

Remember: Devon Mind does not operate a crisis service. If you are in need of urgent or out-of-hours support, please refer to our Urgent Help page for a list of contacts.

Help for Children and Young People




Childline is open to children and young people up until their 19th birthday. Calls are free and won’t show up on the phone bill.

Open weekdays 7:30am–midnight, weekends 9am–midnight.

Papyrus operates a support line for people under 35 feeling suicidal.

Open weekdays 9am–10pm and weekends 2pm–10pm.

YoungMinds offers 24/7 support for young people and a helpline for adults who are worried about a young person.

Open weekdays 9:30am–4pm.

Call 0800 1111 or

use webchat

Call 0800 068 4141,

text 07860 039 967, or

email pat@papyrus-uk.org

Text ‘YM’ to 85258
(text support) or

call 0808 802 5544
(parents’ helpline)

Help for LGBTQ+ People

Mindline Trans+


LGBT Foundation

Mindline Trans+ is an emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+, plus friends and family.

The helpline is currently open Fridays only from 8pm-midnight.

Switchboard offers support to the LGBTQ+ community. Get help with whatever you want to talk about. All volunteers identify as LGBTQ+.

The helpline is open daily 10am–10pm.

The LGBT Foundation operates a helpline which aims to offer support and advice on a range of topics.

The helpline is currently operating weekdays 9am–9pm and weekends 10am–6pm.

0300 330 5468

0800 0119 100

0345 3 30 30 30

Other specialist helplines

Campaign Against Living Miserably


Bullying UK

CALM is an organisation dedicated to supporting men who feel suicidal.

The helpline and webchat are available 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year.

Cruse offers support to those in a crisis following a bereavement.

Open Mondays and Fridays 9:30am-5pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-8pm.

Bullying UK has a free, confidential helpline for young people and adults affected by bullying.

Open weekdays 9am-9pm and weekends 10am-3pm.

Call 0800 58 58 58 or

use webchat

0808 808 1677

Call 0808 800 2222 or

Email Bullying UK

The Silver Line

Time to Talk


The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Time to Talk is a Living Options Devon listening and practical help service primarily for disabled and deaf people.

Open Tuesdays-Thursdays 10am-4pm.

PaNDAS is a community offering peer-to-peer support for anyone affected by perinatal mental illness, as a mother, partner, or friend/family member.

Their helpline is available daily 11am-10pm.

0800 4 70 80 90

Call 0300 303 3691,

Text 07856 426 940, or

Email time2talk

0808 1961 776