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Barnstaple Link Centre

Derby Road
EX32 7EZ

Tel: 01271 322943

During coronavirus (COVID-19) and in line with government guidance, the Link Centres will remain closed until permission has been given to open.  We have made some temporary changes to the way that we support people and how they can get in touch with us.  Telephone support is being offered during this time and face-to-face contact is minimised.  We have made these changes to help ensure the safety of our patients, staff and their families - and everyone who comes into contact with our organisation.  Thank you for your understanding and support.

Telephone support is being offered during the lock down period. Please ring 07966 848011 to contact staff at Barnstaple Link Centre.  If you are unable to get through please leave a message and a member of the team will get back to you, as soon as possible.

Please note our telephone support is only available during normal centre opening times.


Where we are based


Opening hours

Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday 12:30pm – 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 4:00pm 
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

During these times you can phone the office on 01271 322943 to arrange appointments. Please leave a message if there is no answer and we will get back to you.

What support do we offer?

The Link Resource Centre is a safe and non-judgemental environment where you can be supported and encouraged to seek information and guidance regarding your recovery.
During the drop in, people come to develop their social support networks over a cup of coffee and to access support from staff in a solution focussed way.  Staff members can be available if you have any concerns or if you need to talk over any difficulties you may be facing.  Our staff are not trained counsellors but are experienced listeners. You can come and go as you wish during these sessions.
We also offer an outreach service for people who are unable to attend our centre as a result of their mental health difficulties. We can help with anxiety issues which may prevent you leaving your home and provide support to help you access your local community services.  This work is tailored to the individual and time limited due to staffing constraints.


We run a variety of groups on a rolling programme.  Some groups are educational and others therapeutic. The groups are small so that we can offer support to individuals throughout the sessions.
We run a regular monthly meeting where you get an opportunity to have your say and raise any ideas or concerns you may have about what happens at the centre.  Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no pressure to contribute with a suggestion box for people to use if they prefer. 

Groups and activities


There is a kitchen/lounge area; quiet room; art and craft room; games room with IT; darts; pool table & table tennis. We also have a garden area.
We offer cost price tea and coffee and use of our kitchen and microwave. We also have a laundry facility. Daily newspapers are available.


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I feel safe there, the staff have given me so much that I feel ready to start my Journey of Recovery

- Service User

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