Where can I get further information?

Your named worker will be able to give you further information about the difficulties you might be experiencing and the available treatment. We’ve also put together a list of useful websites where you can find more information:

Royal College of Psychiatrists – Problems and Disorders Index

Royal College of Psychiatrists - A helpful and easy-to-use information website with evidence-based information about various mental health difficulties and treatments. It includes information for people using mental health services as well as their carers and families.

Rethink

Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems. It offers information on treatment and care, to benefits and employment rights.
Call the Rethink Advice and Information Service: 0300 500 0927

Mind

The Mind website provides mental health information, certified as trustworthy and reliable by the Information Standard.
Call the Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393

Useful contacts

The Samaritans

The Samaritans - Confidential, non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Helpline: 0854 790 90 90

NHS 111

111 is the NHS non-emergency number, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s fast, easy and free. You should use this service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

Police 101

101 is the police non-emergency number. You should use this number to report concerns that do not require an emergency response. Calls cost 15p per call.

Mindline South Devon and Torbay

An out of hours helpline in South Devon and Torbay, open 8-11pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  A confidential listening service providing a safe place to talk if you, or someone you know, is in distress. They can also give basic information about mental health and local services.
Call: 0300 330 5464

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, independent advice on a range of subjects including employment, housing, money and welfare benefits.
Phone service: 03444 111 444

Devon Advocacy Consortium

 An independent, professional advocacy service for people over the age of 16 in Devon.
Call: 0300 343 5707 - Email: dac@seap.org.uk

Devon Partnership NHS Trust Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Call: 0800 0730741 - Email: dpn-tr.pals@nhs.net