Mental health challenges can range from depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, and personality disorders, to bereavement, addiction and more. However, there is a surprising amount of support available in the community around Plymouth, Devon. We are always adding to this list of local resources, so please let us know if there is something helpful that we can add to this page.
If there is a life-threatening situation call 999 or visit A&E. For non-emergency mental health problems contact your GP for advice.
Try Insight Timer, Headspace and Calm to improve your mental health.
Samaritans – call 116123
First Response (Livewell Southwest) This service, staffed by mental health professionals, provides advice, support and signposting to anyone aged over 18 in Plymouth experiencing a mental health crisis 24/7, seven days a week. The helpline is available on 01752 434922. If all lines are busy, your call will be placed in a queue.
Hamoaze House – Offers a safe, calm place to help you rebuild your life if you are struggling with problematic alcohol or drug use. They offer support, counselling and security for you and your family.
Harbour Centre, Plymouth – Helps anyone, including family and friends, affected by the misuse of drugs and alcohol by providing information, education, assessment and care co-ordination.
Headspace – One-to-one support and groups, offered by Colebrook South West support services.
Improving Lives Plymouth run a course called ‘my health, my way’, which aims to give people some tools and techniques to better manage their long term health condition.
Mannamead Wellbeing Hub – connects the local community to information and activities that support their wellbeing. They also work in partnership with a range of organisations in the city who can provide additional health and wellbeing support.
Mind – A charity supporting people to discover their own resources to during periods of poor mental health, offering courses, groups, activities and counselling.
Mindful Body Scan – Use headphones and listen to this free recording at home to bring your awareness back to the present moment.
Mindful Colouring Pages – Download these for free to use at home.
Plymouth Options – offers a range of services to people experiencing common mental health problems. You can self-refer on their website.
The Rees Centre Wellbeing Hub, Plympton. Connecting you with organisations, information and activities that can help improve your overall wellbeing.
Shekinah – a charity that provides opportunities for people in recovery or seeking recovery. This may include recovery from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health.
STAMP is a dedicated mental health support page for people to reach out and gain advice and support in their time of need. They can be contacted via their main Facebook page, Instagram (stamp_mh) or Twitter (Stampuk1). The service is open to anyone. (Standing Together Against Mental Health Problems.)
Sunflower Women’s Centre offers a wide variety of courses, groups and other services for any woman in need in Plymouth. This could include addictions, mental well-being, health, criminogenic behaviours, domestic abuse and social isolation. We currently offer two weekly mindful art groups at The Sunflower Centre.