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 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.

Local Emergency Departments

If you need to go to an emergency department, here are your local hospitals.



Derriford Hospital
Derriford Road
Plymouth PL6 8DH
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
Barrack Road
Exeter EX2 5DW
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Torbay Hospital
Lowes Bridge
Torquay TQ2 7AA
North Devon District Hospital
Raleigh Park
Barnstaple EX31 4JB
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24/7 Crisis Helplines


First Response

First Response
(Other Devon)

Samaritans is open 24/7 for support with any issues. The number is free from any phone. The Plymouth First Response service, operated by Livewell Southwest, is available 24/7. The Devon First Response service, operated by Devon Partnership NHS Trust, is available 24/7.

116 123

0800 923 9323

0808 196 8708


Mental Health Matters Helpline


Shout is a confidential 24/7 text support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. The helpline is free to use from most mobile networks.

24/7 emotional support, advice, and guidance.

Available to Devon outside Plymouth only.

YoungMinds operates a 24/7 text service providing support for young people experiencing mental health crisis. Free from major networks.

Text 'SHOUT'
to 85258

0800 470 0317

Text 'YM'
to 85258

Other Out-of-Hours Support

Head Space


NSP Helplines

Head Space offers an out-of-hours service for people who may be approaching a mental health crisis.

Open 7 days a week, 6pm-midnight.

SANEline offers specialist emotional support, guidance, and information to anyone affected by mental illness.

Open 7 days a week, 4pm–10pm.

The National Suicide Prevention Helpline offers a supportive listening service to anyone having thoughts of suicide. It operates nationally.

Open 7 days a week, 6pm–midnight.

Call 07890 257 614 or

Email Head Space

Call 0300 304 7000 or

Email Support

0800 689 5652