Crisis Contacts


Listening service for anyone who wants to talk about any topic. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The phone number is free to call.
Phone 116 123
Visit 20 Oxford Place, Western Approach, Plymouth, PL1 5AJ (office open Mon & Tues 15.30  – 21.00, Weds – Fri 12.30 – 21.00, Sat 18.30 – 21.00, Sun 15.30 – 18.30)

Head Space

Head Space is based in Plymouth and offers an out-of-hours service for people who consider that they are approaching  a mental health crisis. The service aims to provide a non-clinical setting with a safe, calm and structured environment, where individuals can go to access peer support.

Further information here


Specialist mental health helpline, open daily from 4.30pm – 10.30pm
Phone 0300 304 7000


Support line for teenagers and young adults (under 35) feeling suicidal. Open weekdays 10am – 10 pm, weekends 2pm – 10pm and bank holidays 2pm – 5pm.
Phone 0800 068 4141
Text 07786 209 697


Open to children and young people up until their 19th birthday. Calls are free and won’t show up on the phonebill.
Phone 0800 1111
Online counselling via the website –

Bullying UK

Free and confidential helpline for children and adults affected by bullying. Open weekdays 9am – 9pm, weekends 10am – 3pm.
Phone 0800 800 2222

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Organisation dedicated to helping men who feel suicidal. Helpline and webchat. Open 365 days a year 5pm – midnight.
Phone 0800 58 58 58
Webchat via the website –

CRUSE bereavement

Offering support to those in crisis following a bereavement. Helpline open weekdays 9.30am – 5pm (until 8pm on Tues, Weds & Thurs).
Helpline 0844 477 9400

Switchboard – LGBT+ helpline

Offering support to the LGBT+ community. Help with whatever you want to talk about – nothing is off limits. All volunteers are LGBT+
Helpline 0300 330 0630
Webchat via the website
Email –


If you are feeling immediately unsafe, suicidal or are worried about your self-harm, go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital, or ring 999 for an ambulance.
Derriford Hospital, Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8DH

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