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If there is immediate danger:


  • Call 999

  • Samaritans, call 116 123, details here

If danger is not immediate but there is a plan:


  • Call First Response (Devon Partnership Trust Crisis Team) on 0808 196 8708, details here - you will be contacted by the Crisis Team within 4 hours

  • Contact your GP and ask for a welfare check - they will normally do it the same day or the next day according to the time

  • The Mooring Hub, Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter EX2 5AF, call 07990 790920 (open Monday-Friday 10:00am-10:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 1:30pm-10:30pm), details here

  • SHOUT, 24/7 crisis text service for mental health on 85258, details here

  • Childline on 0800 1111, a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday, details here

  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger offering urgent support for young people experiencing a mental health crisis, text ‘YM’ to 85258, details here

  • Kooth, a free safe and anonymous 24/7 online support for young people, details here


A safety plan is a tool for helping someone navigate suicidal feelings and urges. It can also be a way for you and the person you’re supporting to plan how to communicate and check in with each other going forwards.

  • Samaritans, supporting someone with suicidal thoughts, details here

  • Papyrus, prevention of young suicide, details here

  • Every Life Matters, details here

  • Staying Safe From Suicidal Thoughts, details here

  • Mind, details here

  • Shining A Light On Suicide details here

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