IF YOU NEED URGENT SUPPORT...
We often hear from young people and families who are in crisis, or who are concerned that the mental health of someone they care about will get worse or could be at risk. Although we don't provide a crisis service, we do care a lot about doing all we can to help when someone is needing help. Whether you are accessing arts therapy with us or not - we hope you find the following advice helpful.
Please remember that if you feel you or someone’s life is at risk then speak to your GP or someone you trust as soon as possible. If you have made a Safety Plan with a member of our team, or with someone else linked to your care, consider finding it and following your plan.
If you feel suicidal or unable to keep you or someone else safe - then you can go to the Accident & Emergency department at your local hospital, or call 999.
Want to make a Safety Plan? Contact us for a copy of our free template to use as a resource.
Other sources of support
Here are links to other resources where you may find help and support below.
Papyrus offer support and help for anyone under 35 who is thinking about suicide, or anyone who is worried about anyone who is at risk.
CHILDLINE CALM ZONE
Childline Calm Zone has lots of resources for young people. There is a mixture of activities and tools to help.
YoungMinds have lots of useful information about different aspects of mental health.
Mind have lots of useful information for young people between the ages of 11 and 18.
Young Devon support young people across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. They can help with life skills,
accommodation, wellbeing and more.
MindEd have free resources for parents and carers.
DEVON YOUNG CARERS
Devon Young Carers can help you if you look after someone in your family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or
misuses drugs and alcohol.
You can read about ‘the 5 ways to wellbeing’ on the NHS website: