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You are not alone. Some young people find it hard to talk, but getting support is really important to help you feel better. There is loads of help available - have a look at these links & contact us to talk to a GP
We provide mental health support - contact us through the website or on 08082 810155 - one of our qualified therapists will then give you a call, usually within 5 weeks - check out our wellbeing toolkit whilst you wait. We also want to help you kickstart your career with free courses to help you reach full potential!
Feeling different from usual or noticed a change in your behaviour? Find out about some common feelings and mental health symptoms, how to cope, and where to go to get help.
Sometimes it can feel like we don't have any control over what we think or how we feel. But by making simple changes to our lives, we can make a real difference to our mental health. Feeling good is worth investing in - and the best thing is that these simple tips won't cost you much time or money.
Crisis? Need urgent help? Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, free 24/7 support - text YM to 85258
We help young people, aged 8-18 years that might be feeling unhappy, worried, scared, or not be feeling good about themselves. We listen carefully, and help people to think or do things differently. Contact us on 01803 200100 or drop in to see us between 3-4.30pm every Wednesday at The Beehive at Paignton Enterprise Centre, Bishops Place, Paington. Check out our website to find out more.
You can self-refer by downloading and completing a referral form (part of "Children and Family Health Devon") and sending it to CFHD.DevonSPA@nhs.net or Torbay CAMHS,187 Newton Road, Torquay, TQ2 7BA
Break free from anxiety, worry, stress and panic using this free evidence-based anxiety management app. Develop more effective ways of thinking, be mindful, and relax. Android and Apple
For support in a crisis, text "shout" to 85258 (Shout is a free, confidential 24/7 crisis text service). For help with depression, anxiety, bullying, relationship problems, self harm and suicidal thoughts
Or phone the Samaritans for free on 116 123
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. Counselling, forums, stuff to read.
0 to 19 Torbay brings together health visiting, school nursing, children’s centres and Checkpoint so that families and young people can access services from pregnancy to adulthood.
It provides low level mental health support to children and young people aged 8 to 18 years though our child wellbeing practitioners. Click here to refer yourself online or phone 0300 333 5352 (Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm)
A free, online 7 week course for young people struggling with self-harm. For 14-19 year olds. Each course has up to 8 young people. Run by friendly, trained counsellors and volunteer youth workers. To help you find your next steps towards recovery, wherever you are on your journey
A safe space for young people to meet, and access support. For ages 11-19 at the Crafty Fox Café ‘n’ Hub. Friday Afternoons from 4.00-6.00pm (Term Time only)
Includes games, arts, crafts and workshops around issues affecting young people. For more info contact Tina on 07584 573343 or email@example.com
Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. Please note that the app is an aid in treatment but does not replace it. It's desigend for teenagers but can be tried by any age group.
Chat live online to a bereavement counsellor if someone close to you has died. Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm.
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.
It's free, confidential and available 24hrs/day. You can talk on the phone 0800 1111, by email or through 1-2-1 counsellor chat
Mind are a mental health charity. You are not alone. We're here to help you find the support you deserve. Click here to see how talking to your GP can help
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders
Worried about your child's behaviour or mental health and not sure what's normal? HappyMaps is mainly for parents but there is lots of useful stuff for young people too, for all ages from babies to young adults.
This World Health Organisation video explains depression. The most important thing is to recognise it and seek help - It is treatable. Call us.
Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It's usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress. Please ring us - we can help you.
In this section you can find out about the experience of depression and low mood in young people by seeing and hearing young people share their personal stories on film.
In this section you can find out about the experience of eating disorders in young people by seeing and hearing young people share their personal stories on film.
Medical Care when we are closed
NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.