Mental Health Useful Contacts
Plymouth Gateway 01752 668000 or www.plymouthonlinedirectory.com
The Gateway can be used for any general information and advice question that relates to a child pre-birth through to 18 years of age (or 25 in relation to SEND matters).
Police - Urgent 999
Non urgent 101 or email@example.com
Support for Students
Support for feeling around suicide
Papyrus www.papyrus-uk.org Prevention of Young Suicide; including ‘how can I get help?’
Hector’s House www.hectorshouse.org.uk Suicide support, links and advice, signposting for helplines – there is a particular focus on young men.
Heads Together www.headstogether.org.uk Promoting the benefits of talking about difficult thoughts and feelings (as well as other resources)
Counselling and Support
Kooth www.kooth.com Anonymous on line counselling for secondary age young people, access to forums on relevant topics that are overseen by the Kooth team & advice and tips on staying mentally healthy.
Young Devon 01752 698402 http://www.youngdevon.org Offering counselling support for secondary school aged children.
Samaritans 116123 a confidential listening services.
Childline 08001111 Info, advice and help
Kidscape 02077303300 Bullying helpline
FRANK 0300 1236600 Drugs helpline
SHARP 01752 434295 Drug / alcohol helpline
Young Minds Crisis Messenger
Text YM to 85258 Text when experiencing a mental health crisis for support from a trained counsellor. Available 24/7.
Support for families
CAFCASS www.cafcass.gov.uk Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, look after the interests of children involved in family proceedings.
Gingerbread www.gingerbread.org.uk A charity for single parent families, running on line forums, advice and single parent groups.
Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk A charity promoting awareness of and information about mental health difficulties in young people, with on line information and resources for- young people and parents and a parent helpline.
SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone) www.safeservices.org.uk Helpful information and resources
Alcoholic Anonymous 08457 697555 Help and advice
Drug and alcohol support
Young carer support