Useful Links for Counselling and Mental Health in Plymouth

While I take every effort to ensure that links to external providers are accurate, and up to date, I cannot take responsibility for websites maintained by external providers.

Crisis Helplines

  • The Samaritans - Free Helpline 116 123 - Open 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

  • MIND - Providing information and support for those living with mental               health problems, including friends and family who have someone they are close         to with mental health issues.

  • Shout 85258 - Text line 24/7 - text anytime for free, to talk to a trained                   volunteer.

  • SANEline - Call 07984 967708 a national out-of-hours mental health helpline           offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone                   affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. 

  • National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK - 0800 689 5652 - Open 24/7 Offering a supportive                       listening service to anyone having thoughts of suicide.

  • CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably - 0800 58 58 58 - A helpline for those struggling and needing to         talk.

  • Switchboard - 0300 330 0630 - Support and referral service for lesbians, gay         men and bisexual and trans people - and anyone considering issues around                 their sexuality and/or gender identity.

  Helplines and Support for Children and Young People

  • Kooth - Free, safe and anonymous online mental health support for                       children and young people.

  • The Zone Plymouth - A charity providing free and confidential information             and support to young people in Plymouth. 

  • Childline - 0800 1111 - Confidential helpline for children and young                     people up to the age of 19.



Bereavement Helplines and Services

  • CRUSE - 0808 808 1677 - Free helpline for those dealing with bereavement.


  • BCS Bereavement Counselling Service Plymouth - Providing Short-term psychotherapeutic interventions for             people who have experienced sudden, traumatic loss and for people                             experiencing prolonged grief, also known as complicated grief.

  • Jeremiah’s Journey - Offering support to children and their families who               live in Plymouth or the immediate surrounding area who have experienced the           death of someone significant or is experiencing the anticipated death of a family         member due to terminal illness.


Other Support Services

  • SALT listening therapy for individuals, couples, carers and           families in the area of childhood sexual abuse.

  • The Mustard Tree Macmillan Centre - Cancer Support Centre created to                 support people with cancer, their carers and family. It is available to anyone                 affected by cancer at any stage of the illness and offers a wide range of services.

  • Pregnancy Crisis Care Pregnancy Crisis Care (Plymouth & SE Cornwall) - Provides a free, confidential, and impartial                         counselling service to individuals and couples facing any pregnancy-related                   crises.  

  • Alcoholics Anonymous - The support organisation for AA groups in the Plymouth               area.