Local and National Services

This page contains contact details and information about local and national services that we think are useful. Please select the relevant heading from below to find out more.

If you are a student at Exeter, please also see our Groups page and our Workshops page for further support options from Wellbeing Services.

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Academic Skills and Peer Support

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/academic-skills

Offers resources, workshops and mentoring to support you with your academic work.

AccessAbility Team, Wellbeing Services

 

www.exeter.ac.uk/wellbeing/AccessAbility

01392 723880

Supports students experiencing a range of issues, including physical disabilities, medical conditions and learning difficulties. Specific emphasis is on how your difficulty might impact your ability to study and cope at University.

International Student Support Office 

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/internationalstudents/

Team dedicated to advising and offering practical support to non-UK students.

Mental Health team, Wellbeing Services

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/wellbeing/mental_health/

01392 724381

Supporting students experiencing a range of mental health difficulties, with specific emphasis on how your health is impacting on your ability to study and cope at University.

Mullti-Faith Chaplaincy

www.exeter.ac.uk/chaplaincy

01392 263649

A Multi-Faith team encouraging spiritual wellbeing and supporting people practise their religions. No requirement to practice a religion to access the service, which includes confidential listening support regarding any issue of faith, life, or personal matter. Accessible 24 hours for urgent talking support.

 Exeter Nightline

https://www.exeterguild.org/Exeternightline/

01392 724000

Confidential, anonymous listening and information service run by students for students, from 8pm-8am during term time. Available to listen to anything you would like to talk about from exam stress, to mental health issues; whether you need company walking home alone or for seeking information about other services.

Students' Guild support

https://www.exeterguild.org/

01392 723520

Student’s Union for University of Exeter students. Representing the voice of the student body and ensuring every student gets the most out of University. Advice Unit offers information and confidential advice for a range of worries and problems – from course problems and landlord issues, to personal concerns and money difficulties.

Student Health Centre

https://www.exeterstudenthealthcentre.co.uk/

01392 676606

GP surgery for students.

Student Parent Liaison Officer: Emma Wilson

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/ Student Parent Liaison

01392 723523

Information & support for students with children/or pregnant.

 Dignity & Respect Advisors

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/ equality & dignity

Confidential and informal service for students or staff involved in cases of harassment or bullying (including those facing allegations about their behaviour). Advisors can listen, talk through the options available and signpost to appropriate services.

 

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Eating Disorder Support – Student Minds 

https://en-gb.facebook.com/exeterstudentminds/

An Eating Difficulties Peer Support Group which meets on campus and is run by Exeter Student Minds.
 Fixers

 

http://www.fixers.org.uk/

Website encouraging 16-25year old’s to become ‘fixers’ who share their own personal stories and passion to create positive change for themselves and those around them.  Plenty of info and resources about many issues. 

 Look After Your Mate - Student Minds  http://www.studentminds.org.uk/

Information for students worried or concerned about a friend’s mental health.

Mindfulness for Students

http://www.mindfulnessforstudents.co.uk

Supporting the practice of Mindfulness in Further Education. Mindfulness related resources and information.

 The Mix  http://www.themix.org.uk/

UK’s leading support service for under 25’s.  Helping you take on any challenge you are facing from mental health to money, break ups and relationships to drugs.  24-hour support via online chat, email or free, confidential helpline.

 Student Depression

 http://www.studentsagainstdepression.org/


Website run by students for students offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking. 

Student Minds

http://studentminds.org.uk/ 

The UK's student mental health charity. Empowering students with knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health as well as to support others.

 University Mental Health Advisers Network

 

http://www.umhan.com

Network of Mental Health Specialists working in Higher Education.  Information on support available for students with mental health difficulties.

 

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BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/

The professional body that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for clients of therapy, therapists, and the public.  Offers info about therapy and how to find a therapist in your area.  (Personal health insurance may cover counselling fees)

Cruse

www.cruse.org.uk

0808 808 1677

Support for people after bereavement.  Free, confidential, local support and counselling by telephone, email or face to face.

Balloons

http://balloonscharity.co.uk/

Providing support in groups, activities or one-to-one, for children and young people (age 5 – 25) before an expected death or post bereavement. Based in Exeter. 

Dartmoor Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy

http://dartmoorcounselling.org/


Low cost counselling and psychotherapy service staffed by fully qualified and trainee counsellors.  Not for profit organisation which charges according to means.

The Force Centre

http://www.forcecancercharity.co.uk/

01392 406151

The Exeter branch offers a wide range of support, including counselling, to anyone at any stage of a cancer diagnosis, their carers’, relatives or friends.

Hikmat Devon

http://www.hikmatdevon.co.uk/

Enabling and supporting minority ethnic communities living in Devon.  Offers activity & interest groups, mentoring, training, signposting and counselling.

Iron Mill College

http://www/ironmill.co.uk/

01392 219200

Local, low cost counselling service run by counsellors and psychotherapists in training. Free 30 minute consulation.

 

Margaret Jackson Centre

http://www.margaretjackson.org.uk/

01392 256711

Local, low cost counselling service staffed by either fully qualified, or final year Diploma level counselling trainees. Cost wil be assessed and agreed according to ability to pay.

Pete's Dragons

http://www.petesdragons.org.uk/

Local charity in Exmouth offering counselling, support and comfort to those bereaved by suicide.

Relate

https://www.relate.org.uk/

0300 772 9681

 

Support and counselling for couple and family relationships, past, present or future, regardless of whether you are currently in a relationship or not.  Contact local service for fees. National website offers chat online with trained counsellor.

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Turn2me

https://turn2me.org/

A website that helps people get help, lets people know they are not alone, and facilitates a safe online community space that encourages people to open up and reach out for help. Offers free group sessions facilitated by a counsellor. 
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BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)

http://www.babcp.com/

The lead organisation for CBT in the UK.  Information and advice about finding a private CBT therapist in your area.  (Personal health insurance may cover counselling fees)

Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS)

Depression & Anxiety Service - Exeter

Free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service based in Exeter. Offers treatments and therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  You may self-refer by completing their online registration form.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Find local IAPT services

IAPT services provide evidence based treatments for people with anxiety and depression (implementing NICE guidelines). You may find your local NHS IAPT service and self-refer. 

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Cybersmile

https://www.cybersmile.org/

Committed to tackling all forms of digital abuse and bullying online.  Offers information, resources, community forum and access to trained support advisors.
Devon Rape Crisis Centre

www.devonrapecrisis.org.uk

Helpline: 01392 204174

Confidential, professional support by phone, email or face-to-face, for survivors of rape, sexual assault, and childhood sexual abuse.

Galop: The LGBT anti-violence charity

http://www.galop.org.uk/

Helpline: 0800 999 5428

Advice, support & advocacy for people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.  Also supports LGBT+ people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

IICSA - Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

https://www.csa-inquiry.independent.gov.uk

Inquiry into extent institutions and organisations in England and Wales have taken seriously their responsibility to protect children. Although investigating institutional failures, rather than individual cases, the experiences of victims and survivors are central, and IICSA are working with victims and survivors who want to assist the Inquiry by sharing their experience of sexual abuse.
IKWRO

http://ikwro.org.uk/

Support, practical information and advice for Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls at risk of Honour Based violence, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation.
Karma Nirvana

http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/

0800 5999247

Supporting victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse. Dedicated helpline offering listening, practical support and guidance when you need it.
Mankind Initiative

http://new.mankind.org.uk/

Helpline: 01823 334244

Information and confidential helpline for all men suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).

Survivors UK - Male Rape & Sexual Abuse

http://www.survivorsuk.org/

Resources and confidential, online chat for men who have been sexually abused, sexually assaulted or raped.

Rape and Sexual Abuse Line

http://www.therapeandsexualabusehelpline.co.uk/

Helpline: 0808 800 0188

Confidential, anonymous and free listening service for people in Devon who have been raped or sexually abused either recently or in the past.

SAFE: Stop Abuse For Everyone

www.safe-services.org.uk

030 30 30 0112

Local service offering practical support, information and counselling for women and children who have experienced domestic violence.

SARC – The Oak Centre

Oak Centre - Sexual Assault Referral Centre

01392 436967

Local, safe and confidential space for anyone who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Offering practical support and counselling in the immediate aftermath of rape or sexual assault. 

Live Life Save – Suzy Lamplugh Trust

https://www.suzylamplugh.org/

0808 802 0300

Information and advice about personal safety. National Stalking Helpline offers advice and guidance to those concerned about stalking or harassment, either to themselves or another.
Victim Support Devon

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

0300 303 0554

Devon branch offering practical and emotional, free, confidential support for people affected (whether directly or indirectly) by crime, regardless of whether the crime has been reported

Women's Aid

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

0808 2000 247

National charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Information, resources & 24-hour, Freephone helpline.
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Anxiety UK

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Information and resources about all types of anxiety and phobias.  Membership subscription offers access to reduced cost therapy for students.

Depression and Anxiety Service

(DAS)

Depression & Anxiety Service - Exeter

Free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service based in Exeter. Offers treatments and therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  You may self-refer by completing their online registration form.

No Panic

www.nopanic.org.uk

A charity offering resources to people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, OCD, and other related anxiety disorders.  Check fees for helpline and additional services, including mentoring.

OCD UK

http://ocduk.org/

An OCD charity that is completely service-user led, for children and adults with OCD, run by sufferers, for sufferers. Offering resources, support forums and information.

SAM

Smartphone App - Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play)

An evidence-based app which helps you to understand and manage anxiety
Samaritans

http://www.samaritans.org/

Telephone: 116 123

24-hour, free helpline offering emotional support for people who are struggling to cope, including those who have thoughts of suicide Also offers a free, local (Exeter) drop in service 10.30am – 9.30pm seven days a week.

SilverCloud

Website & Smartphone App - Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) with University of Exeter log-in details.  CBT programmes which include techniques for managing a range of mental health difficulties, e.g. depression, stress, body image. 

Youper

http://www.youper.co/

Website and app offering tools, tips and support to help build confidence and reduce social anxiety.
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Cruse

www.cruse.org.uk

0808 808 1677

Cruse support people after bereavement.  Free, confidential, local support and counselling by telephone, email or face to face.

Balloons

http://balloonscharity.co.uk/

Providing support in groups, activities or one-to-one, for children and young people (age 5 – 25) before an expected death or post bereavement. Based in Exeter. 
Pete's Dragons

http://www.petesdragons.org.uk/

Local charity in Exmouth offering counselling, support and comfort to those bereaved by suicide.

 

http://www.petesdragons.org.uk/

Local charity in Exmouth offering counselling, support and comfort to those bereaved by suicide.

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Befrienders Worldwide

http://www.befrienders.org/

Offers information about suicide and seeks to connect people to emotional support services worldwide.

Depression and Anxiety Service

(DAS)

Depression & Anxiety Service - Exeter

Free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service based in Exeter. Offers treatments and therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  You may self-refer by completing their online registration form.

Samaritans

http://www.samaritans.org/

Telephone: 116 123

24-hour, free helpline offering emotional support for people who are struggling to cope, including those who have thoughts of suicide Also offers a free, local (Exeter) drop in service 10.30am – 9.30pm seven days a week.

SilverCloud

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/wellbeing/self-help/online-therapy/silvercloud/

Website & Smartphone App - Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) with University of Exeter log-in details.  CBT programmes which include techniques for managing a range of mental health difficulties, e.g. depression, stress, body image.

Student Depression

http://www.studentsagainstdepression.org/

Website run by students for students offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking. 
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Addaction: Local services – RISE

http://www.addaction.org.uk/services/exeter-rise

0300 303 3384

A range of support and advice for people experiencing problems related to their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use. 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

0800 9177 650

AA runs groups to assist with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of people experiencing difficulties with alcohol.  AA offer daily meetings in Exeter. Free helpline for support and advice.

Association for Treatment of Sexual Addiction

http://atsac.co.uk/

Offering hope, information, and treatment options for people affected by sex addiction and those who love them.
Drinkaware

https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/

0300 123 1110

An independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm. Tools & information to help people make better choices about drinking. Drinkaware promote the Drinkline helpline above, for confidential support.

Gamcare

http://www.gamcare.org.uk/

0808 8020 133

Experienced professionals, helping problem gamblers as well as their friends and families. Offers advice over the phone as well as free online or face-to-face local counselling. 

NACOA

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

www.nacoa.org.uk

0800 358 3456

Offers advice, information, and a free confidential helpline to children of all ages (adults included) who are or have been affected by a parent’s drinking.
Talk to Frank

http://www.talktofrank.com/

Provides friendly, confidential information and advice about drugs. Offers support via phone, live chat or email. 

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BEAT (beating eating disorders)

www.b-eat.co.uk

0808 801 0677

Comprehensive site offering information and advice for all those affected by eating disorders.  Offers support via helpline, email and message boards.

DAS

Depression & Anxiety Service - Exeter

Free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service based in Exeter. Offers treatments and therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  You may self-refer for a range of difficulties including eating disorders, by completing their online registration form.
Eating Disorder Support - Student Minds

https://en-gb.facebook.com/exeterstudentminds/

An Eating Difficulties Peer Support Group run by Exeter Student Minds.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

http://mengetedstoo.co.uk/  

Dedicated to representing and supporting the needs of men with eating disorders.
National Centre for Eating Disorders

www.eating-disorders.org.uk

0845 838 2040

Information and advice about eating disorders, plus recommendations for treatment options.
Overeaters Anonymous

http://www.oagb.org.uk/

Offers information and runs groups to assist with personal recovery from compulsive overeating. Weekly meetings in Exeter. 
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My Horrid Parent

http://www.myhorridparent.com/

Offering help, tips and advice to navigate the relationship with a difficult parent.

Standalone

http://standalone.org.uk/

Support, information and advice for adults who are estranged from their families. Also offers specific information and advice to students who are estranged from family and concerned about finance.
Relate

https://www.relate.org.uk/

0300 772 9681

Support and counselling for couple and family relationships, past, present or future, regardless of whether you are currently in a relationship or not.  Contact local service for fees. National website offers chat online with trained counsellor.
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Accident and Emergency (A and E)

http://www.rdehospital.nhs.uk/

Telephone: 01392 411611

Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (RD&E)

Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW

British Pregnancy Advisory Centre  

https://www.bpas.org/

Offering advice and support with making decisions if you discover a pregnancy that you feel unable to continue with.

Brook London

https://www.brook.org.uk/

Offering information and advice about sexual health.  Signposting to services offering free, confidential advice.

The Force Centre

http://www.forcecancercharity.co.uk/

Telephone: 01392 406151

The Exeter branch offers a wide range of support, including counselling, to anyone at any stage of a cancer diagnosis, their carers’, relatives or friends.

National Sleep Foundation   

http://www.sleepfoundation.org

Encouraging healthy sleep. Offers tools and tips and information.

NHS Direct

https://www.england.nhs.uk/urgent-emergency-care/nhs-111/

The NHS non-emergency Freephone number. Provides symptom assessment and direction to appropriate services.  Call if Call 111 if:

    you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency

    you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service

    you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call

  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

NHS Walk-in Centres Exeter

There are two Walk in Centres in Exeter:

1) 31 Sidwell Street, Exeter - 01392 276892

2) RD&E Hospital – 01392 406300

Staffed by nurses who can see you without an appointment for health advice, treatment of minor illness and injury, dressings and emergency contraception.

Sleepio

https://www.sleepio.com/

CBT based digital programme helping to overcome sleep problems.

Sleep Station

https://sleepstation.org.uk/

Online CBT based course of treatment for insomnia.  Available privately or through NHS GP referral.

 

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Hikmat Devon

https://www.hikmatdevon.co.uk/

Enabling and supporting minority ethnic communities living in Devon.  Offers activity & interest groups, mentoring, training, signposting and counselling.
IKWRO

http://ikwro.org.uk/

Support, practical information and advice for Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls at risk of Honour Based violence, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation.
Karma Nirvana

http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/

0800 5999247

Supporting victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse. Dedicated helpline offering listening, practical support and guidance when you need it.
UKCISA - Council for International Student Affairs

https://ukcisa.org.uk/

Practical information, advice and support for international students.  From immigration and fees, to life in the UK & study skills. 
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Citizens Advice Bureau

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Advice, resources and drop in centres for a wide range of issues including legal matters, housing, family issues, and immigration.
FASO – False Allegations Support Organisation

http://www.false-allegations.org.uk/

Support organisation for anyone affected by false allegations of abuse. Help and advice available via telephone or email.

Rights of Women

http://rightsofwomen.org.uk/

Providing women with advice and information about the law and their legal rights. Resources and free, confidential helplines for a variety of areas of law. 

Victim Support Devon

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

0300 303 0554

Devon branch offering practical and emotional, free, confidential support for people affected (whether directly or indirectly) by crime, regardless of whether the crime has been reported
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Intercom Trust

https://www.intercomtrust.org.uk/

0800 6123010

Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community resource covering the South West. Free helpline offering support.  Also provides legal advice and information about local resources.

Switchboard - LGBT+ Helpline

https://switchboard.lgbt/

0300 330 0630

A one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone (check rates), by email and through Instant Messaging.  Provides information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people, as well as anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.

Transgender  Zone

www.transgenderzone.com

Online forum/bulletin boards supporting those who feel confused about their gender, as well as those who looking for support for someone who is transgender
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Bipolar UK

https://www.bipolaruk.org/

0333 323 3880

Practical advice, information and support for those affected by Bipolar, whether personally or through a family member/friend.  Offers an Online Forum as well as phone or email support.
Mental Health Foundation

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Aiming to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health. Offers information and practical advice about all things relating to mental health.
MIND

www.mind.org.uk    

0300 123 3393

Mental health information and support.  Information and advice on a huge range of mental health topics. Also offers legal advice related to mental health.  Various types of support available from local Mind branches.  The Exeter branch is: http://www.mindex.org.uk/
Mindex

http://www.mindex.org.uk/

Local Exeter branch of Mind promoting emotional and mental wellbeing.  Offering groups and community drop in services.
Rethink

https://www.rethink.org/

Offers a Mental Illness Advice & Information Service via resources and helpline.  Practical information about living with mental illness.
SANE

http://www.sane.org.uk/home

0300 304 7000

Resources, information and emotional support by phone, text or forum, for anyone affected by mental illness, including friends, family and carers.
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National Self Harm Network

www.nshn.co.uk

Online peer support forum offering information, advice, discussion and distraction.
Self-injury Support

https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/

0808 800 8088 

Offers resources, information and support to women in emotional distress, particularly those who self-injure.  Free helpline available on certain evenings.

 

 
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Centre for Clinical Interventions

http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm

CBT series of information packs and online modules about a variety of difficulties & problems.

Ecouch

https://ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome

Interactive program with online modules for a variety of difficulties.  Teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies, as well as relaxation and physical activity.
Fixers

http://www.fixers.org.uk/

Website encouraging 16-25year old’s to become ‘fixers’ who share their own personal stories and passion to create positive change for themselves and those around them.  Plenty of info and resources about many issues.

Mood Juice Self Help

www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk

Information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. Self- help worksheets, exercises, leaflets CBT based

Northumberland NHS Self Help Leaflets

http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp/

CBT based information booklets including CBT exercises
SilverCloud

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/wellbeing/self-help/online-therapy/silvercloud/

Website & Smartphone App - Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) with University of Exeter log-in details.  CBT programmes which include techniques for managing a range of mental health difficulties, e.g. depression, stress, body image. 

Start2

http://www.start2.co.uk/

Encouraging creativity as a self-help strategy for wellbeing. 
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My Time Management

http://www.mytimemanagement.com/

Practical tools for managing your time and improving study skills.
The Mix

http://www.themix.org.uk/

UK’s leading support service for under 25’s.  Helping you take on any challenge you are facing from mental health to money, break ups and relationships to drugs.  24-hour support via online chat, email or free, confidential helpline.

The Student Room

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/

A student community where students seek advice, ask questions and share experiences.  Tools and resources for study and revision skills.  Practical info about educational choices.
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Befrienders Worldwide

http://www.befrienders.org/

Offers information about suicide and seeks to connect people to emotional support services worldwide.

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably

www.thecalmzone.net

0800 585858

Dedicated to preventing male suicide in the UK.  Offers support via helpline and webchat.

Pete’s Dragons

http://www.petesdragons.org.uk/

Local charity in Exmouth offering counselling, support and comfort to those bereaved by suicide.
Papyrus

https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Confidential support and advice for people under 35 who may be having thoughts about suicide, as well as for anyone concerned about a young person who may be having thoughts about suicide.

QPR Institute

http://qprinstitute.com/uploads/Forever_Decision.pdf

‘Suicide: The Forever Decision’  - Free download of a book specifically written for those thinking about suicide, or those who know, love or have concerns for them.
Samaritans

http://www.samaritans.org/

Telephone: 116 123

24-hour, free helpline offering emotional support for people who are struggling to cope, including those who have thoughts of suicide Also offers a free, local (Exeter) drop in service 10.30am – 9.30pm seven days a week.

Stay Alive

Smartphone App - Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play)

An app for people experiencing suicidal/self-harming thoughts, or those concerned about someone else

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

http://uk-sobs.org.uk/

Offers support groups (monthly group in Exeter), helpline and email support to people who have been bereaved by suicide.
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Befrienders Worldwide

http://www.befrienders.org/

Offers information about suicide and seeks to connect people to emotional support services worldwide.

The Mix

http://www.themix.org.uk/

UK’s leading support service for under 25’s.  Helping you take on any challenge you are facing from mental health to money, break ups and relationships to drugs.  24-hour support via online chat, email or free, confidential helpline.

Exeter Nightline

https://www.exeterguild.org/Exeternightline/

01392 724000

Confidential, anonymous listening and information service run by students for students, from 8pm-8am during term time.  Available to listen to anything you would like to talk about from exam stress, to mental health issues; whether you need company walking home alone or for seeking information about other services.

Nightline can also be instant messaged at http://guild.ex.ac.uk/ by clicking on "Online Consultant"

Turn2me

https://turn2me.org/

A website that helps people get help, lets people know they are not alone, and facilitates a safe online community space that encourages people to open up and reach out for help. Offers free group sessions facilitated by a counsellor. 
Name How to Access Details
Calm Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) Combining meditation techniques for sleep and relaxation
CBT Thought Record Diary Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) To help you capture, challenge and rebalance unhelpful or negative thoughts
CBT-i Coach Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for insomnia and sleep difficulties
Headspace Available on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) A meditation app which offers 10 free sessions as a trial
Mood Tools Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) Offers six evidence-based techniques to manage low mood and depression
My Values – Discover Your Values Free on iPhone (App Store) Encouraging insight, exploration and identification of the things that matter most to you – your values.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Self-Help

Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) Downloadable self-help booklets (in audio or written form) which cover a vast range of wellbeing difficulties
SAM Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) An evidence-based app which helps you to understand and manage anxiety
SilverCloud Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) with University of Exeter log-in details http://www.exeter.ac.uk/wellbeing/self-help/online-therapy/silvercloud/ CBT programmes which include techniques for managing a range of mental health difficulties, e.g. depression, stress, body image. 
Sleepio Free on iPhone (App Store) and as a website only Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Sleepio offers techniques to aid better sleep
Stay Alive Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) An app for people experiencing suicidal/self-harming thoughts, or those concerned about someone else
Worry Time Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) A place to store your worries, and the app alerts you when it’s time to think about them
Youper Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play) Helping you to become more confident and less anxious in social situations

 

Free on iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play)

Complementary Therapies

Whilst the Wellbeing Centre’s primary focus is the provision of mental health and psychological therapy services for students, we recognise the importance of offering everyone opportunities to explore a range of accessible self-care treatments which promote a more balanced approach to daily living. Complementary therapies are methods of improving wellbeing that fall outside of convential medicine or therapy, e.g. massage therapy, yoga therapy, homeopathy. Click here to find out more.