I need help now

Getting help in an emergency, a crisis or if you are in despair

If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse, or you’re in crisis or despair - or you’re worried someone you know is - help is available. It's important to get help quickly. You’re not alone; talk to someone you trust. Sharing a problem is often the first step to feeling better. 

Where do I go for help?

If you don't have a care plan, or can't find it, you could:

  • make an emergency appointment with your doctor, or call your doctor's surgery out-of-hours service if the emergency is at night or the weekend
  • call your mental health worker if you have one
  • read your Keep Safe Plan if you have one or download a copy opposite, complete it and keep it safe for when it may be needed.
  • Visit out-of-hours support at The Moorings @ Devon, in Barnstaple, Exeter and Torquay
  • read our Letter of Hope
  • go to the accident and emergency department at your local hospital

Do you need someone to talk to?

You can also contact The Samaritans who are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year by phone as well as by email, text and post.

  • Telephone:  Free of charge from landline or mobile: 116 123 
  • Email: jo@samaritans.org  
  • Write: Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 90 90, Stirling, FK8 2SA.

South Devon and Torbay - you can also contact Mindline on 0300 330 5464 8pm-11-pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  When their lines are busy, or closed, their switchboard can connect you to their sister service, the Samaritans on 116 123.