In a Crisis?

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
Email [email protected]
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
Email [email protected]


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 – [email protected]


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