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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
SILC COUNSELLING SERVICES
Step Into Learning Counselling offers a free counselling service to people living in the Launceston area and now also in Bude. To refer yourself call or email (email contact on SILC website). First contact by phone to agree on the best plan of action.
Tel: 01566 770729
Online mental health and wellbeing digital support programme using iCBT (Internet Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), aimed at carers, parents and other supporters, but it can be used by anyone living in Devon who would like some support with:
- · Improving sleep
- · managing stress
- · building resilience
- · supporting an anxious child or teen
The programmes are free and confidential.
Offers face-to-face support, group work and body work to women and girls living in east, mid and north Cornwall who have experienced any form of sexual violence/abuse.
Telephone Helpline: 01208 77099
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.
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.
KEY COUNSELLING TRAINING
Free counselling sessions by video, delivered by people who are in training. Birmingham and Devon-based face-to-face clinics are available but national delivery by video call.
Tel: 01803 294 919
Email to access free sessions:
If a qualified counsellor is required after initial session/s you will be offered this, but these will usually be paid services. Please establish fees before you agree.
LOW-COST COUNSELLING CORNWALL
Face-to-face, phone and online counselling for people across Cornwall. Home visits may be possible. Sessions cost between £10 and £20, depending on means. If fees are not affordable, as you may be eligible for grants or bursaries, so please contact.
Call: 0333 050 8825
Website: LCC Cornwall
Safe space for people aged 18-35. Creative workshops and counselling sessions available through Counselling for Social Change.
Pitch n’ Putt Building, Crooklets Road, Bude, EX23 8HN
Website: PEARL EXCHANGE
FARMING COMMUNITY NETWORK
Confidential support for farmers and their families.
Call: 03000 111 999
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.
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 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
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:
Tel: 01726 829874
BUDE WALK & TALK
Walking group based around Bude, all levels and abilities. Vibrant Facebook group:
HOLSWORTHY WALK & TALK
Walking Group based around Holsworthy and surrounding villages. Meets weekly on a Friday and is free.
THE SLEEP CHARITY
The Sleep Charity provide advice and support to empower people to sleep better. They campaign to improve sleep support and access to high quality information, raise awareness of the value of a good night’s sleep and promote understanding around the complexities of sleep.
National Sleep Helpline: 03303 530 541
EVERY MIND MATTERS - SLEEP
For NHS hub of information aimed at those wanting to improve their sleep routine click HERE
NHS Veterans mental health and support service, offering specialist care and support for Service leavers, reservists, veterans and their families.
Tel: 0300 034 9986
Op Courage map for targetted help click HERE
If you have served or are currently serving in the UK Armed Forces, you can call the Combat Stress’ 24-hour mental health helplines. Available 24/7 every day of the year for serving servicemen and women, veterans and their families.
HELPLINE: 0800 138 1619
Text on 07537 173683
Serving personnel and their families can also call: 0800 323 4444
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
A peer support group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Confidential support for survivors by survivors.
Tel: 07773 151080
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
For a really useful listing of groups and resources for those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, devised by Inclusion Cornwall click HERE
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)
The Moorings offer mental health support to anyone aged 18+ in the Devon area with 3 locations in Barnstaple, Exeter and Torquay.
The Mooring @ Barnstaple: The Voice Meeting Rooms, Belle Meadow Court, Albert Lane, Barnstaple, EX32 8RJ
Open 6pm-11pm Thursday to Monday
Tel: 07850 927 064
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
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.
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.
Tel: 0800 233 5444
KOOTH - Back to school anxiety
KOOTH - Navigating depression and low mood
A practical guide for young people with explanations and practical activities about the following topics:
• What depression and low mood might look like for you
• Why you might be feeling disconnected
• Activities for connecting with yourself and the world around you
• Where to find support for your mental health and wellbeing.
To access or download the full guide click HERE
MY BRILLIANT PLACE TO BE ME
YOUNG PEOPLE'S SUPPORT SITES
For a list of sites to support young people, produced for Children's Mental Health Week, Feb 2023 click HERE
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
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)
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)
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.
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
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
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)
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: email@example.com
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)
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:
- sleep problems
- social anxiety
Tel: 0800 074 5560
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
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
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
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
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)
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:
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.