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.
BACP British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy therapist directory, to find a therapist near you.
Devon Recovery Learning Community For courses online and in person. There are also lots of mental health resources on the DRLC website
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.
Samaritans – call 116123
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.
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 a weekly mindful art group at The Sunflower Centre.