Mental Health and Wellbeing

Meet the Mental Health Practitioner Nurses

Our PCN Mental Health Practitioner Nurses are Philippa Ogborne-Cook and Tracey Weymouth, assisted by Support Workers Faith Donaghue, Jennifer Jones and Helen Darwin. Philippa and Tracey are both qualified Mental Health Nurses (RMN's) and non-medical prescribers. They have many years of experience in a variety of mental health services, including in-patient mental health wards; inner city and rural home treatment teams; substance misuse teams and mental health teams in the general hospital setting.

Faith and Jennifer work alongside the Mental Health Practitioners. The role of MHSW is a new, exciting, and developing role. It currently includes following up with patients after their initial assessments with the Mental Health Practitioners, supporting and educating patients during their recovery, empowering patients to take control of their recovery and access available services. The role will also be including the running of clinics for annual reviews for those with Severe Mental Illnesses within the community.

The PCN MHP team are available to everyone at our practices over the age of 18.

To download a leaflet and find out more click HERE

To find out more about types of mental health conditions from the Mind website click HERE

SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS REVIEW

If we contact you for a Severe Mental Illness (SMI) review appointment, please have a look at our leaflet, explaining what will happen at your appointment. Click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

URGENT CONTACTS

If you feel that you are in crisis or need more urgent support, then please contact NHS111. 

Please note that there are other forms of support available:

  • Samaritans 116 123 (free from mobile or landline)
  • SHOUT - 24/7 text service - (Text Shout to 85258) 
  • SANE 4.30pm-10.30pm - 0300 304 7000
  • Papyrus - for young adults 0800 068 4141 
  • Campaign against living miserably (CALM) for men – 0800 58 58 58
  • Childline – 0800 1111

 

MENTAL HEALTH CONNECT CORNWALL: 0800 038 5300

DEVON FIRST RESPONSE: 0808 196 8708

 

THE MOORINGS @ DEVON: 07850 927 064 (open 6pm to 11pm Thursday to Monday). Offers out-of-hours (Thursday-Monday 6pm-11pm) mental health support to anyone aged over 18. There is no need to be referred and no need for an appointment. Support is offered in person, over the phone, or via video call.  

TRAUMA

If you are experiencing a trauma please click on the image to go to our TRAUMA page where you may find the service you need. Alternatively please contact us or use the emergency contact numbers at the top of this web page. 

GENERAL SUPPORT LISTINGS

For a listing of mental health support services in Devon and Cornwall please follow the links below: 

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES 

or MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Always contact your surgery if you wish to be advised further.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - DEVON

Devon Partnership Trust offers a hub of information and services to support people struggling with their mental health. To go to the hub, please click HERE

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - CORNWALL

Cornwall patients can access services via the Cornwall hub:

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING CORNWALL 

or COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE

TALKWORKS

Talkworks is the talking therapy service for Devon - previously known as the Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS). Refer yourself online by clicking the link: TALKWORKS 

or calling 0300 555 3344

If you have a long-term condition, please mention this when referring yourself.

 

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NHS TALKING THERAPIES (FORMERLY OUTLOOK SOUTHWEST)

Talking Therapies (formerly Outlook Southwest) is the talking therapy service for Cornwall. Refer yourself online by clicking the link: TALKING THERAPIES

or calling 01208 871905

This line is available 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday. It is NOT an urgent response line.

For a more in-depth look at the service click HERE

The Counselling Directory

Find the right counsellor for your situation and location, plus useful articles to support counselling needs. Please be aware that most of those listed are private counsellors and charges will apply.

Website: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

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British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Directory of counsellors and psychotherpists by location and specialism. Please be aware that most of those listed are private counsellors and charges will usually apply.

Website: https://www.bacp.co.uk/search/Therapists

PEARL EXCHANGE

Safe space for people aged 18-35. Creative workshops, wellbeing walks and counselling sessions available through Counselling for Social Change.

Pitch n’ Putt Building, Crooklets Road, Bude, EX23 8HN (currently moving to new premises in Bude : Spring 2024 - check social media and website for venues)

Website: PEARL EXCHANGE

MAN DOWN

Peer support group for men. Groups meet across Cornwall with one in Bude. Confidential and anonymous.

Website: MAN DOWN

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YOUR VOICE

Your Voice Cornwall is an organisation that offers a support network for women struggling with their mental health, across Cornwall.

Website: YOUR VOICE

FARMING COMMUNITY NETWORK

Confidential support for farmers and their families.

Call: 03000 111 999

Website: FCN

DEVON MENTAL HEALTH ALLIANCE

A joining togather of 6 organisations dedicated to providing support for people experiencing challenges with their mental health. The goal of the Alliance is to improve access to services and identify new opportunities to support people across all of Devon’s communities, using a collaborative approach that reaches across and brings together partners from the statutory, voluntary and community sectors.

Website: https://www.mentalhealthdevon.co.uk/

PSYCHIATRY UK

National online psychiatry service - speak to a GMC registered private consultant psychiatrist from the comfort of your own home. Treating a wide range of mental health issues including  ADHD and ASD in adults and children, Stress, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression and many more.

Website: Psychiatry UK

 

MIND

MIND provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. 

For information on types of mental health conditions click HERE

For courses on how to have conversations about mental health with others click HERE

Infoline: 0300 123 3393

Website: https://www.mind.org.uk/

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MENTAL HEALTH SWIMS

Swimming for mental health, meets in Bude on the last sunday of every month. Other locations available. Contact via the website or on Instagram, where there's a big community.

Website: https://www.mentalhealthswims.co.uk/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mentalhealthswims/

CORNWALL MIND: BUDE PEER GROUP RECOVERY

Bude Peer Recovery Group runs every Wednesday from 10-12 noon at Neetside Community Centre,  Levens Road, Bude. For anyone wanting to improve their mental health and wellbeing. This is an ongoing group, with the opportunity to learn new skills, meet others, have a chat and get a bit of support.

Tel: 01208 892 855

Website: https://cornwallmind.org/peer-support-group/peer-recovery-groups/

CORNWALL MIND: SUPPORTED SELF-HELP

Supported self-help is a free, 6-week guided programme being offered by MIND. Once you’ve signed up, they will get in touch to talk about the issues you’re dealing with. If supported self-help is right for you, together you’ll agree a programme of support. This can cover any of the following:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Coping with grief and loss
  • Loneliness and feeling lonely
  • Low self esteem
  • Low mood and depression
  • Managing anger
  • Managing stress
  • Understanding menopause

Tel: 01208 892 855

Website: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/supported-self-help/

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WALK TALK KERNOW

Run by Cornwall Hospice Care, this group is for people who are recently bereaved and find walking and connecting with nature helpful and healing. For more information and list of walks and other activities:

Website: https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/our-community-services/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WalkTalkKernow

Tel: 01726 829874

BUDE WALK & TALK

Walking group based around Bude, all levels and abilities. Vibrant Facebook group:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/358075177601153/

 

HOLSWORTHY WALK & TALK

Walking Group based around Holsworthy and surrounding villages. Meets weekly on a Friday and is free.

Website: https://holsworthywalkandtalk.co.uk/

HOPE FOR HARM

Hope For Harm service for adults who self-harm as a way of coping with overwhelming emotional experiencing and/or psychological pain. Delivered by Clear, Emotional Trauma and Therapy Specialist service for Cornwall patients.

Tel: 01872 261147 

Webpage: Hope For Harm

 

CALM HARM APP

Calm Harm is an award-winning app funded by teenage mental health charity stem4, to help manage the urge to self-harm. 

Download the app and find out what it's all about HERE

MoMENtum

A peer support group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Confidential support for survivors by survivors.

Tel: 07773 151080

Website: https://www.momentumdevon.org.uk/

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WILD SWIMMING - BLUE BALLS CORNWALL

Wild swimming groups for men in Cornwall, run as an offshoot of Man Down, using cold-water therapy as a route to better physical and mental health.

Website: HERE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blueballscornwall/

Also available and active on Istagram

PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH TEAM - Cornwall

The Cornwall Perinatal Mental Health Team specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and short-term treatment of women affected by a moderate to severe mental health illness in the preconception, antenatal and postnatal period.

Available Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm

Tel: 01872 246820

For a downloadable leaflet please click HERE

PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH TEAM - Devon

The Devon Perinatal Mental Health Service is dedicated to working with women in pregnancy and new mums who are concerned about their emotional or mental wellbeing. For those planning to have their babies at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital or at The Ladywell Unit, North Devon District Hospital.

Tel: 01392 674964

Website: HERE

LGBTQ+ CORNWALL

For a really useful listing of groups and resources for those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, devised by Inclusion Cornwall click HERE

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INTERCOM TRUST

An LGBT+ led charity, proudly working with 1000’s of people each year to improve wellbeing and inclusion. Brilliant media platforms and community.

Safer Rainbow Project offers specialist support to the LGBT+ communities experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual abuse.

Helpline: 0800 612 3010 free from UK mobiles and landlines (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm)

Website:  https://www.intercomtrust.org.uk/

THE MOORINGS@DEVON

The Moorings offer mental health support to anyone aged 18+ in the Devon area with 3 locations in Barnstaple, Exeter and Torquay.

The Mooring @ BarnstapleThe Voice Meeting Rooms, Belle Meadow Court, Albert Lane, Barnstaple, EX32 8RJ 

Open 6pm-11pm Thursday to Monday

Tel: 07850 927 064

Website: HERE

QWELL

Free, safe and anonymous online mental wellbeing support for adults across the UK.

Kooth is commissioned for 11-18 year olds

Qwell is commissioned for 19-25 year olds and ANY age parents/carers

Website: https://www.qwell.io/

STEP ONE

Devon Mind and Step One charity have joined forces to offer mental health and wellbeing support to people across Devon. Online support or  in-person groups - nearest local group is currently Barnstaple.

Topics covered include: managing stress and anxiety, managing anger, building resilience and finding meaning and purpose in life.

Contact via website only.

Website: https://steponecharity.co.uk/devon-mind-x-step-one/

DETOX HANDBOOK

The Detox Handbook gives you the basic information you need if you are coming off, or thinking about coming off, any of the opiate drugs such as heroin or methadone.

https://www.edp.org.uk/the-detox-handbook/

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TOGETHER DEVON

Drug & Alcohol recovery service for Devon. Helping people to regain control of their lives, by building on strengths and supporting people to make healthy changes.

Website: https://www.edp.org.uk/together/

Tel: 0800 233 5444

PARENTAL MINDS CIC

Parent+ Support Group is for Caregivers who support family, friends or colleagues with mental health issues. Volunteer-led service where volunteers have all supported family & friends with mental health issues. An advisory board of professionals is available, tied in with local and national mental health services and networks. 

Tel: 07907 614 516

Website: https://www.parentalminds.org.uk/

YOUNGMINDS: PARENT HELPLINE

The YoungMinds Helpline provides detailed information, advice and support to parents or main carers of children and young people aged 25 or under.

Tel: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/parents-helpline/

NSPCC: Parent support

NSPCC offer support to parents or caregivers of young people experiencing anxiety or depression.

Helpline: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111 (for 18s or under)

Website: HERE

HOPE PROGRAMMES

HOPE programmes run online or in-person in local communities in the southwest, and are aimed at empowering people to manage their wellbeing and to flourish in their working and personal lives. 

Hope programmes include: Living with Long Covid, Parenting children with autism, Living with Multiple Sclerosis etc.

Website: https://www.h4c.org.uk/courses

BEAT

BEAT is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

Really great support hub.

Tel: 0808 801 0677

Website: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

 

GEORGIA'S VOICE

Cornwall suicide prevention charity, working together to ensure every young woman up to age 25 feels safe, understood, supported and empowered.

On Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

Website: https://georgiasvoice.co.uk/

PEOPLE IN MIND

Pentreath works Collaboratively with Citizens Advice Cornwall (CAC) to deliver specialist Mental Health & Debt support through the People in Mind Project to anyone aged 16 and above living in Cornwall.

The aims of the People in Mind project are:

  • Reduce suicide rate in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
  • Improve Wellbeing
  • Increase Social Connection

Access is 8am-8pm, 365 days of the year

Tel: 01872 266383 (Cornwall Community Gateway)

Website: HERE

 

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CORNWALL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICE: STROKE

Service developed by The Stroke Association for stroke survivors who live in Cornwall. Provision of individual counselling sessions and also helping people to explore issues such as loss, adjustment, relationships, and building confidence and self-esteem. 

Service leaflet please click HERE

Tel: 01872 301689

Website: click HERE

Bude Stroke Support meet at Neetside Community Centre, Neetside, Bude, EX23 8LB on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Contact: Ken Ashman                            Email: ashmanken@gmail.com

ANXIETY UK

Anxiety UK delivers a wide range of services including:

  • Therapy services
  • Helpline & text support
  • Courses and groups
  • Webinars and Podcasts
  • Anxious Times magazine

Helpline: 03444 775774 (Mon-Friday: 9.30am to 5.50pm)

Website: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

IESO

ieso therapists provide text-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) informed by a scientific understanding of what works, why it works and when it works best. They are able to treat:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • phobias
  • sleep problems
  • social anxiety
  • stress

Tel: 0800 074 5560

Website: https://www.iesohealth.com/

CRIMINAL JUSTICE LIAISON & DIVERSION TEAM

The criminal justice liaison and diversion team is an all age service and works with people living in Cornwall who are suspected of committing an offence and have mental health needs, learning disabilities, drug and alcohol problems or another identified vulnerability.

Tel: 01208 834747

Website: https://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/criminal-justice-liaison-diversion-team/

THE FIRE FIGHTER'S CHARITY

Charity aimed at helping all serving and retired members of the UK's fire family to live healthier and happier lives.

Whether you’re looking to make positive changes to your lifestyle, or in need of support with recovery from injury or illness, the charity offers a wide range of wellness and practical support.

Support Line: 0800 389 8820

Website: https://www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/

POLICE CARE UK

Police Care UK is a charity for serving and veteran police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families who have suffered any physical or psychological harm as a result of policing.

Tel: 0300 012 0030

Website: https://www.policecare.org.uk/

THE AMBULANCE STAFF CHARITY

The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC) provides a range of services to support the mental health, physical rehabilitation, and financial wellbeing of the UK’s ambulance staff, their family members, students, and ambulance service volunteers.

Tel: 02477 987 922

Web:https://www.theasc.org.uk/

 

ABLE FUTURES

Able Futures are mental health specialists who can help you cope with any difficulties that are affecting your focus and time at work. They help people tackle issues such as stress, depression and anxiety in the workplace and elsewhere.

Tel: 0800 321 3137

Website: https://able-futures.co.uk/

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MENTAL HEALTH MOTORBIKE

A free, national mental health support charity for the biker community, creating meaningful opportunities for biker wellbeing and providing support to reduce the number of people ending their lives by suicide.

They offer

  • 1:1 peer support
  • events, activities and project
  • partnership with industry, retailers and bike clubs

Also on Facebook, X, Instagram and YouTube

Website: https://mhmotorbike.com/

STRUT SAFE

Strut Safe is a free UK-wide phone line, operating Fridays and Saturdays 7pm to 3am and Sundays 7pm to 1am. If you're walking alone, their volunteers will be a friendly voice to keep you company and help you feel safe until you are through the door.
 
Tel: 0333 335 0026
 
 

RECOVERY DEVON

Working with individuals and organisations in Devon who have experienced mental health challenges to join us through membership, events, online forums and more… as much or as little as they wish.

Bideford-based Recovery Devon believe that with the right support and help, people with mental health issues can and do recover, and live meaningful and purposeful lives of their own choosing. 

Active on all social media platforms.

Tel: 07394 367 678 (Hilda Kalap)

Website: https://recoverydevon.co.uk/

STAY ALIVE APP

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you, or a loved one stay safe in crisis.

To find out more and download the app go to:

Website: https://www.stayalive.app/

STOPPING ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Information article from Royal College of Psychiatrists for anyone who wants to know more about stopping antidepressants. It describes:

  • symptoms that you may get when stopping an antidepressant
  • some ways to reduce or avoid these symptoms.

This patient information accurately reflects recommendations in the NICE guidance on depression in adults.

Click website page HERE.

Downloadable version also available from the website. 

 

 

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If you feel you would benefit from counselling services, there are a wide range of services and therapies available. Please click on the image to go to the counselling services listing.

Please click on the image for a link to our Bereavement Advice page where you will find full advice on what to do when someone dies, and support agencies available to you during a time of current or historical bereavement and/or loss. 

Please click on the image to the left to find out more about neurodevelopmental/neurodiverse conditions, including ADHD and ASD.

Please click on the image to find a list of sleep support services available for self-help support and information.

As a registered Veteran Friendly Practice we want to support our serving and retired HM Forces personnel. Please click on the image to go to our dedicated Forces Veterans page for information and support links.

Our Mental Health Practitioner team are not commissioned to have consultations with anyone underthe age of 18. Click on the image to go to the Under 18 support page.